Twelve local authorities are running monthly Idling Action Events until March 2017, with teams of local volunteers and project staff working to educate both motorists and pedestrians. The campaign is funded by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund. We aim, through this project, to educate and change the behaviour of motorists to make idling their engines as anti-social as driving without seatbelts.
on 26th January 2017 from 12noon - 2.00pm Lambeth will run an idling action event at Emma Cons Gardens. There will be a manned centre point where they will have a giant snakes & ladders game highlighting the issues of air pollution and idling, and lots of mini games, car stickers and leaflets to give away. We will then be sending out our trained volunteers, in pairs, to talk to pedestrians and motorists about the problems of idling, and requesting politely that any idling motorists they come across switch off their engines.
Whether you’re a concerned local citizen or work at a local business, if you’d like to get involved, we’d like to hear from you. Please check out the volunteer page for more information and to sign up to become a volunteer. Full training will be given on the day, from 10.30am at Build Studios, 203 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7FR, to anyone who volunteers to take positive action.