- 18 September 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
A new zero emissions freight hub in London called Parcels Not Pollution has been given a £50,000 grant from Transport for London (TfL).
The new project was supported by Hammersmith BID, and aims to reduce traffic, ease congestion and improve air quality in the borough’s town centre. It is to be delivered in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council and e-cargobikes.com.
The Parcels Not Pollution project uses e-cargo-bikes and was launched on Monday 16th September. It works with local businesses including Kings Mall Shopping Centre, Regus, the Ark building, and the Lyric theatre.
The parcels are dropped at the e-cargobikes.com warehouse in Ladbroke Grove where deliveries are made the day they are received. There will be no real difference in the service to the customer and the cost is compatible with fossil fuelled van delivery.
Patricia Bench, Hammersmith BID Director, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this funding which will help us achieve our objectives to reduce the number of, and emissions from, freight and goods vehicles in our town centre. We look forward to working together with TfL, Hammersmith & Fulham council and our partners to achieve these goals.”
Emily Herreras-Griffiths, TfL’s Travel Demand Management Programme Director, said: “We’re investing with business groups across London to enable more people to make the switch to cleaner, greener and more efficient ways of moving goods around the capital. Hammersmith BID’s new zero-emission cycle freight service, part-funded by TfL, will help reduce the number of vans and lorries on local streets, particularly at peak hours, making a real difference to local air quality, congestion and road danger.”
Clare Elwes, Co-Founder of e-cargobikes.com, said: “We’re excited to announce the launch of Parcels Not Pollution, working in Partnership with Hammersmith BID and H&F council to ensure the streets of Hammersmith are cleaner, safer and less congested. E-cargobikes.com offer sustainable last mile delivery solutions – if you are considering how your company could join in and reduce its carbon footprint then it’s time to get involved and get in touch – be part of the solution! Pass it on…”