Name Our Lanes | Partnering with Possible
The deadline for submitting name entries has now passed. The shortlist of entries is ready to vote now! Click here to vote for your favourite cycleway name.
We’ve teamed up with climate charity Possible and Covent Garden to launch “Name Our Lanes”. A competition to name London’s cycleways in a bid to encourage Londoners to feel more connected to cycling in their city.
If we care about something, we give it a name. The streets we live on, our tube lines, our rivers, and important buildings all have names – so why are London’s cycleways known by codes like CS2, C5 or Q1?
The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a cycling surge in the UK’s capital with more and more people choosing to travel by bike. Brompton have partnered up with climate charity Possible and Covent Garden to launch Name Our Lanes, a competition that will allow all Londoners to have a say in what we name our cycleways.
To celebrate the start of the competition, a giant walk-on illustration mapping the city’s cycleways has been installed in the Covent Garden piazza.
How to Enter
Between the 23rd and 31st of October, you’ll be able to enter the competition and have your name choices considered by one of two ways: visiting the walk-on installation in Covent Garden and scanning the QR codes – socially distanced of course – or by entering online. The deadline for entries has now passed.
A panel of five judges will decide on a shortlist of names for each cycleway, including:
Brompton CEO Will Butler-Adams,
Head of Car Free Cities at Possible Hirra Khan Adeogun,
Chief Executive of the London Cycling Campaign Ashok Sinha,
Author Jools Walker,
and Director of the Active Travel Academy Rachel Aldred
The shortlist will then be put to the public, and the names with the highest number of votes will win!
The prizes up for grabs include...
A brand-new Brompton 2021 bike,
A meal for two at award-winning Covent Garden restaurant RedFarm,
Two tickets to the iconic London Transport Museums
All shortlisted names will receive a limited edition print of the wonderfully illustrated map by Tahgasa Bertram, complete with the newly named cycleways.
Have a wander around the map and choose a cycleway to rename - we want to see the most creative stories about London.
Brompton Bicycle have partnered with Possible’s Car Free Cities project which aims to kickstart the process of making private cars obsolete in major UK cities – accelerating action on climate change and the move to a zero-carbon Britain built by and for everyone.