Archway Zero Emissions Network

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  • Free cargo bike trials

    Save money on petrol and parking costs - swap your car for a cargo bike! FREE for up to 2 weeks.
  • Travel Grant - Available Now!

    Grants of up to £2,000 are available to businesses in Archway to encourage sustainable travel.
  • Archway Low Emission Neighbourhood

    Thanks to funding from Islington Council and the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund applied for by the Archway Town Centre Group, the first initiative from the Archway Low Emissions Neighbourhood is complete.

The Archway 'Zero Emissions Network' (ZEN) is working to make Archway a cleaner, healthier place to work and do business by improving local air quality, supporting active travel and reducing business energy and transport costs.

Why we need to tackle poor air quality

London has some of the worst air quality in Europe and in London, air pollution caused by emissions from heating and transportation causes over 4,000 premature deaths in London each year. Areas like Archway are particularly prone to bad air pollution because of the density of residential and retail premises, coupled with the location on a main route into central London. Children, older people and those with respiratory illness like Asthma are particularly badly affected by air pollution, but there is a lack of awareness of the link between poor air quality and ill health.

The ZEN Approach

The ZEN aims to raise awareness of the issue and to offer advice and services to help businesses switch to lower emission energy and travel options that will improve local air quality whilst also saving money. The project is led by Islington Council wih support from the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund and will run until March 2019.

Archway ZEN can provide access to the following incentives to local businesses:

Contact us today to try out an electric car or van for FREE.
Free building energy audits to help your business reduce energy use and save money.
Book a free training session with a qualified cycle instructor
Offer your staff a bike check-up at your workplace
ZEN can put your business in touch with organisations that can help you save money by consolidating your deliveries
ZEN members get free lifetime membership and £10 driving credit.
Archway ZEN Scooter Switch
An electric moped or bicycle can help save you money on maintenance, fuel, parking, congestion charges and road tax.
Is your bike in need of some TLC? Drop into one of our free Dr Bike sessions on the third Tuesday of every month at Navigator Square.
Email elizabeth.murphy@islington.gov.uk or call 020 7527 8505 to arrange your free trial.
Archway ZEN Grant
Apply for money towards cycle parking racks, stands and lockers, energy efficiency works and other measures to encourage sustainable travel and improve air quality.
Worth £95 plus £60 for the driving credits
Advice and information about searching for and getting the correct tariff/supplier for your electricity and gas

News updates including case studies, upcoming events, how-to guides etc.

Join Archway ZEN for a street party to celebrate Car Free Day on Saturday 22 September.
Become a Clean Air Champion - volunteer with Idling Action London.
Get two free deliveries with Pedivan Delivery.
Our friends at the ZEN City Fringe hosted a business breakfast on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at Impact Hub Islington. Read our top tips on building a successful green campaign that we learned at the event.
An Oriental grocery store and takeaway has made the switch to an electric bike.
Lost Boys Pizza is an 80s and vampire themed pizza restaurant and bar. Situated on Junction Road it specialises in black charcoal pizza and cocktails.
Map Gift Shop benefitted from a business grant for a green wall as well as a free energy audit and cycle planters.
Second Chance used the ArchwayZEN cargo bike to deliver purchases and collect donations - a first for the charity shop.
New public electric vehicle charging points now live on Giesbach Road, St John's Grove and Pemberton Gardens, N19.
There are lots of ways you can help cut air pollution in Archway - from becoming a cycle-friendly employer to servicing your boiler regularly to installing green planting outside your business premises.
air pollution key facts
Air pollution puts your health at risk.