ZEN at the London Transport Awards

London Transport Awards

ZEN has been shortlisted for the 2018 London Transport Awards

The awards are a prestigious event in the London transport calendar, with the shortlist recognising the most impactful, creative and groundbreaking work being done to improve travel in the capital.

The partnership between the London Boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets has been shortlisted in the 'Most Innovative Transport Project' category for helping businesses access Santander Cycle Hire membership. The aim of the project was to encourage businesses in Tower Hamlets to promote cycling for business trips and commuting, to improve staff health and productivity and reduce transport emissions. Tower Hamlets is the only borough in the ZEN with full Santander Cycles coverage, providing the perfect opportunity for businesses to try out this quick and convenient mode. 


A total of 81 people benefited from the scheme. These riders have taken an incredible 6216 journeys by Santander Cycle since April 2017. Our members have loved the opportunity to get on the iconic bikes, with some making over 200 journeys in the past 10 months.


Our Top Santander Cyclists:

1. Lindsey from Barts Health NHS Trust has made an amazing 312 journeys

2. Bobby from The Royal Foundation of St Katherine has used the bikes 277 times

3. Anthony from Aecom is close behind with 264 rides

4. Tanguy also from Aecom, has undocked the bikes 228 times

5. Zein from Workshare has made 203 journeys


All our businesses have made a great effort to get more active and enjoy cycling with their Santander Cycle Hire memberships. It's been such a success that we've started offering 50% off Santander Cycle Hire membership to anyone working or living in Hackney, Islington or Tower Hamlets. Just email zen@hackney.gov.uk to request a code and get cycling! This offer has now ended.

ZEN is no stranger to awards, having won the first ever National CSR Special Judges Award for Communitive Innovation and the Fleet Heroes Local Authority Air Quality Initiative Award in previous years. We couldn't have got this far without the amazing business community in London's City Fringe, so thanks for all your support. Wish us luck for the awards ceremony on 1st March!