News

Latest news and events from Cross River Partnership and our partners.

Walk to School Month

October is International Walk to School month when children, parents, teachers, and community leaders around the world celebrate the benefits of walking. Benefits range from simply spending time outdoors, to discovering local neighbourhoods, to creating communities that are safer spaces to walk. Key dates during the month are: 3th – 7th October 2022 (International Walk to […]

26th September 2022 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Clean Air Villages 4 Final Report

CRP recently submitted the final report to funder Defra, following completion of the award-winning Clean Air Villages 4 project. The project, working with 26 public and private sector project partners, successfully delivered a range of ambitious freight solutions through Consolidation, Distribution, Mode, Policy and Technology. Outcomes included implementation of cargo bike schemes, a river freight pilot, a consolidation […]

26th September 2022 / Posted by Kate Fenton

After HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Photo Credit: The Londonist The CRP team, along with everyone else, watched the commemorations of the Queen’s life and service with sadness. A huge thank you to all the central London public authorities and BIDs that kept us safe throughout the entire mourning period. CRP looks forward to the next era with positivity, and to […]

26th September 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Car Free Day in Brixton

Thursday 22th September was Car Free Day, when all around the world towns and cities allow people to experience streets free of motor traffic. As part of our celebrations, CRP and Pedal Me visited a number of businesses in Brixton that are currently part of our Clean Air Freight micro hub and cargo bike project! […]

26th September 2022 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

Sign up to CRP’s Next Hybrid Event

Click here to join Cross River Partnership for Session 9 of CRP’s Connect 4 Series – Good Parks for London 2022 Report Launch This event, taking place on Thursday 29th September, 4pm – 4:45pm, will launch the Good Parks for London 2022 report.  Headlined ‘Keeping Parks Clean’, the report focuses on litter and waste management, […]

26th September 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP Wins Green Apple Award!

CRP is happy to announce that we have won a Green Apple Environment Award for Environmental Best Practice for the Clean Air Villages 4 project!  The Green Apple award looks to recognise, reward and share environmental best practice and the final awards will be presented at the Houses of Parliament in November.  We look forward […]

23rd September 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

PLA Thames Vision 2050 Event

CRP partner Port of London Authority launched their Thames Vision 2050 at City Hall on 8th September. This is a plan for the Thames which has been a product of extensive consultation and dialogue with the many stakeholders on the river. The vision has 3 key focuses: Trading Thames, Destination Thames and Natural Thames, all […]

23rd September 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

Chelsea Harbour Pier Site Visit

Earlier this month, members of the Cross River Partnership (CRP) team met with colleagues from the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF) for a scoping visit of Chelsea Harbour Pier.  As part of CRP’s Clean Air Logistics for London Programme, CRP is working with LBHF to create a small parcel locker and cargo bike facility […]

23rd September 2022 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Funding Healthy Streets Assets

CRP will be formally launching our latest guidance document, Funding Healthy Streets Assets, delivered through a collaboration between our Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership and Healthy Streets Everyday programmes. This will be launched at our next Connect 4 Series event on Thursday 29th September at 4pm.   Read the full report here and Executive Summary here. […]

23rd September 2022 / Posted by Ross Phillips

HORIZON Funding Bids

CRP has been invited to take part in a number of trans-national funding bids to the HORIZON European funding source.  The call closes on 6th September 2022, so we’ve been extremely busy getting our thoughts entered into keyboards! The bid(s) will be all about continuing to help London’s streets work well for all users, as well as supporting freight […]

17th August 2022 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Spotlight On: Cargo Bike and Cycle Training

Cycling any form of bike, adapted cycle or cargo bike in London may seem daunting at first. Fortunately there are loads of great options for those who want a bit of extra help to get out and about and experience the air quality, wellbeing and time-saving benefits that it brings.  This month, through the Defra-funded Clean Air […]

17th August 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

Interested in learning more about ESGs and sustainability in business?

Join CRP for our next online event ‘ESG and the Evolution of the Workplace’, taking place on Thursday 18th August, 4pm – 4:45pm. We will be hearing from Caroline Williams at Junee and Maggie Berry OBE at Heart of the City on the circular economy and how to engage the workforce. CRP Project Manager Kate Fenton will be presenting on CRP’s river freight pilot, […]

17th August 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Totally Thames 2022

More events have been announced for Totally Thames 2022, the annual celebration of London’s river!  The festival will include the Thames’s first illuminated night-time flotilla, the return of the popular Kids’ Choir and Sing for Water, and a fascinating exploration of the heritage of Trinity Buoy Wharf and the Leamouth Peninsula. Celebrations include an impressive […]

15th August 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CAF Intervention – Micro Hub Trials

CRP is delivering trials and projects that are supporting local areas with more consolidation and more zero emission deliveries. By re-prioritising space for micro-logistics hubs – in essence, a bit of secure, physical space that deliveries can be sent to away from polluted areas – which can be sorted and sent on – and then […]

15th August 2022 / Posted by Ross Phillips

CALL Intervention – River Freight Trials and Tributaries

For the river freight trials element of the Clean Air Logistics for London project, CRP will be working with partners to move more freight along the river Thames. This also includes last mile journeys being made by EV, cargo bike or on foot. There will also be a walking freight trial delivered as part of […]

15th August 2022 / Posted by Kate Fenton

CALL Intervention – Electric Vehicles, Vessels and Infrastructure

One of the goals of Clean Air Logistics for London (CALL) is to help London-based river and road fleet operators transition to cleaner forms of transport.  Transport plays a large part in addressing the climate emergency. It accounts for about a third of greenhouse gas emissions. The UK plans to phase out new petrol and […]

15th August 2022 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

CALL Intervention: Pier Adaption Opportunities

As part of our Defra-funded Clean Air Logistics for London Programme, CRP is looking to support the development of infrastructure that enables light freight to be moved by river. This includes adapting piers to make them more suitable for light freight and installing landside infrastructure (sorting facilities, cargo bike docking stations etc.) to allow onward […]

15th August 2022 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Better Futures+

Get your business Net Zero ready! Better Futures+ provides FREE net zero support for busy SME leaders, that educates, inspires and provides the tools needed to prepare your business for the future. Join the programme here and start reducing!

15th August 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

CRP is a Climate Emergency Champion!

CRP made a commitment in our Annual Report/Business Plan 2021/22/23 that we would continue to become climate emergency champions. Since we published the report in March, we’ve been working hard to achieve this goal and we have been using our Emissions Calculator to measure the impact of CRP’s projects. By March, our Clean Air Villages […]

15th August 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

Dock Life renewed – How London’s Docks are thriving again

Niki Gorick’s latest book and exhibition project is photographing life on the waters of London’s famous old Docks.   Forty years ago, London’s Docklands had become 6,000 acres of forgotten wasteland after over a century as the busiest port in the world. Now these once-derelict docks are again filled with boats of all shapes and sizes, forming […]

15th August 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

National Road Victim Month

August is National Road Victim Month. It is a time to remember those killed or injured in road crashes and to learn about the injustice that many crash victims face.   This month was designated National Road Victim Month following the death of Princess Diana on 31st August 1997, and to commemorate the first death by […]

15th August 2022 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

Vivacity Monitoring Complete

CRP has completed another three months of data analysis and monitoring services for traffic and movement data for CRP Board and project partner South Bank BID. This continues to support South Bank BID with its public realm evidence-based decision-making across the area around some of London’s top landmarks, tourist attractions and hospitality centres. CRP has been […]

27th July 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

National Sustainability Awards 2022

We are pleased that Electric Vehicle Fleet-Centred Local Energy System (EFLES) has been shortlisted for the National Sustainability Awards! CRP has been shortlisted for ‘Major Project of the Year’ and ‘Low Carbon Transport Initiative of the Year’, alongside project partners UK Power Networks Services, UPS and Moixa. We look forward to hearing the outcome soon!

27th July 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Business Cargo Bike Guide

CRP is pleased to launch Business Cargo Bike Guide, a resource for London businesses looking for information on cargo bikes. We’ve populated the site with useful (and easily digestible) information on points to consider before getting a cargo bike, types of cargo bike, operating and maintaining them, and more. Businesses are being encouraged to switch to […]

27th July 2022 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

River Freight Pilot Launch

CRP is excited to launch a river freight pilot along the River Thames as part of the Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 project on Tuesday 26th July. CRP is working with the Port of London Authority, The Northbank BID, GPS Marine, Absolutely Courier, Complete, iRecycle, Mayflower, Antalis and London’s pier owners. Businesses in The Northbank BID […]

27th July 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

CRP Supports Property X-Change

CRP has been working with the Mayor of London as one of the founding partners of the recently launched Property X-Change! The Property X-Change forms part of the London Recovery Programme and aims to encourage thriving high streets for all. It’s mission is to create an open platform for knowledge exchange, a diverse network of high […]

27th July 2022 / Posted by Fiona Coull

CRP Clean Air Villages Directory

We are happy to announce that two businesses have recently been added to the CRP Clean Air Villages Directory: Subship and Man Maid!  Subship is a hyperlocal grocery service, delivering beer, coffee, food, and more, by shared electric van and electric bike – proudly fossil free since they began delivering in 2020!  Man Maid are […]

25th July 2022 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

Love Parks Week

Love Parks Week takes place 29th July – 5th August, providing people with an excellent opportunity to shout out about green spaces in their area and beyond. The main aim of the week is to try and get everyone outdoors in the fresh air by enjoying their local park. Getting out in the fresh air […]

25th July 2022 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Cycle to Work Day

Did you know that in London, cycling levels are up by 17% on weekdays and 82% on weekends?  If you want to get involved, why not get on your bike for Cycle to Work Day, which is celebrating its 10th year on 4th August. Join thousands of other commuters improving London’s air, making themselves healthier and […]

25th July 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

The Smogmobile

During London Climate Action Week, a ‘Smogmobile’ visited The Strand in Westminster. Enviro Technology have a mobile air quality monitoring lab which can track emissions. Westminster City Council, The Northbank BID and CRP joined up to talk with the public about the health implications of idling. The vehicle measures emissions and particulates to demonstrate the […]

25th July 2022 / Posted by Kate Fenton