News

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

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

Brixton Urban Logistics Hub

For June’s Clean Air Day CRP visited Brixton with our partners at Pedal Me. We met with prospective businesses and offer gave a live demonstration on the cargo bikes that will be fulfilling deliveries.  The businesses we spoke to were amazed at the capacity of the bike (300kg including the trailer) and impressed by the fast, professional service […]

30th June 2022 / Posted by Jack Alexander

Knot long to go until the CAV4 river freight pilot launches!

CRP is working closely with the Port of London Authority on a river freight pilot with partners GPS Marine, Northbank BID, Port of London Authority, Complete, iRecycle, Mayflower and Antalis. This will showcase how the river has the capabilities for a multi-pick-up journey, bringing supplier goods into central London by boat.  Avoiding road congestion and reducing pollution in the process.  The last mile of the […]

30th June 2022 / Posted by Kate Fenton

CALL Launch Event

CRP is really pleased to have launched its latest Defra-funded Clean Air Logistics for London (CALL) programme.  Westminster City Council’s Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg was there to kick-off the programme, along with event sponsors Robin Mortimer of the Port of London Authority and Ruth Duston of Northbank BID. The CALL programme is all about […]

30th June 2022 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

MOVE 2022

This month CRP staff Sefinat Otaru and Dave Ebbrell were able to go to this year’s MOVE 2022 conference at the ExCel Centre, showcasing all the latest innovations, ideas and technology related to mobility. As well as getting ideas and contacts for CRP’s future work in London and beyond, we attended talks on topics as […]

27th June 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

London Climate Action Week (LCAW)

The LCAW annual event will run from 25th June – 3rd July this year.  Now in its fourth year, the week will bring together world leading climate professionals, organisations and communities across London to find practical solutions to climate change whilst creating momentum to inspire others across the world to take positive action towards achieving […]

27th June 2022 / Posted by Carol Quamina

CAV4 Countdown

As the Clean Air Villages 4 project comes to an end, we have been celebrating the project’s achievements on CRP’s Instagram page. We have:  Worked with 26 project partners   Delivered 5 freight strands  Hosted 16 online events with 58 expert speakers  Contacted 20 businesses about the Realising Electric Vans Scheme  Listed 106 businesses on the […]

27th June 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Launching Towards Vision Zero

CRP has launched our latest guidance document, Towards Vision Zero: Guidelines to help Local Authorities in the development of Road Danger Reduction Strategies and Action Plans, as part of the Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership (CLSRTP).   The guidance document provides key recommendations about how local authorities, BIDs and landowners can implement successful streetscape and traffic infrastructure […]

27th June 2022 / Posted by Ross Phillips

Clean Air Freight Project Launched!

CRP have just launched a new project called Clean Air Freight!  Clean Air Freight (CAF) is an Urban Health-funded project helping the freight sector to deliver clean air as part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation. The project will minimise the harmful emissions from freight within the London Borough of Lambeth and the London […]

27th June 2022 / Posted by Fiona Coull

New Walking Freight Feasibility Study

CRP have just launched a new feasibility study focusing on walking freight in London! Walking freight is a mode of logistics where foot-based porters play a key role in deliveries and collections.  This model has significant potential to expand within London, as it has advantages over other logistics modes which make it an efficient and commercially viable […]

27th June 2022 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

CRP’s New River Freight Pilot

With deliveries into the capital set to hit over 1 billion per year by 2030, river freight has the potential to reduce both congestion and pollution in London.   As a result, CRP is very excited to announce the imminent launch of our brand new river freight pilot, connecting businesses and their suppliers via the Thames. […]

25th May 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

Visit us in Brixton on Clean Air Day!

CRP is in Brixton on Thursday 16th June, otherwise known as Clean Air Day, to promote our micro logistics hub trial and cargo bike delivery scheme to businesses in the area. Come and visit us in Brixton where we can explain more about our project!  We are working with cargo bike couriers Pedal Me, Lambeth […]

25th May 2022 / Posted by Ross Phillips

Spotlight On: Cargo Bikes

May has been a month filled with amazing cargo bike related news for CRP and our partners!  Here are some exciting updates: Cross River Partnership, London Borough of Merton, Love Wimbledon and XeroE were joined by very special guests The Wombles, and introduced the new cargo bike scheme to local businesses looking for a free […]

25th May 2022 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

CRP’s Next Online Event: Tackling Air Pollution Through Technology

Join CRP for an interactive, online event, ‘Tackling Air Pollution Through Technology’. Join Cross River Partnership (CRP) for the fifth session of CRP’s Connect 4 Series – Tackling Air Pollution through Technology, taking place on Thursday 26th May, 4pm – 4:45pm. From air quality monitors to online tools, emerging technologies are crucial for tackling the air pollution […]

25th May 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

London Local Elections – May 2022

A huge congratulations to all the councillors across the capital who have secured or kept their seats in the local elections earlier this month. A special shout out goes to Adam Hug, the new Leader of Westminster City Council, CRP’s accountable body, and all his new Cabinet members Cllrs Tim Roca, Aicha Less, Nafsika Butler-Thalassis, Geoff Barraclough, David Boothroyd, Paul Dimoldenberg, Liza […]

25th May 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

CRP speak at Logistics UK’s ‘Light Freight on the Thames’ event

CRP Project Officer Dave Ebbrell spoke last week at the ‘Light Freight on the Thames’ event, held at the lovely Watermen’s Hall. Other speakers at the event included representatives from the PLA, DHL, Thames Estuary Growth Board and WSP, all exploring various ways to increase the uptake of the Thames for freight, including a panel […]

23rd May 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

EFLES Update

Last month, we joined our EV Fleet-Centred Local Energy System (EFLES) project partners, UK Power Network Services, Moixa and UPS, to demonstrate the system to stakeholders at the UPS Camden Depot.   We have worked on the project for more than two years, collaborating on an artificial intelligence solution optimising existing EV infrastructure.    More fleet operators […]

23rd May 2022 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Let’s Walk London: New Campaign Maps

Footways London have mapped quiet and interesting walking routes, getting more Londoners to make sustainable travel choices. A network of enjoyable walking routes linking London’s stations with some of the city’s best destinations is being charted in a new Central London Footways map. The paper map will be distributed free to Londoners, with 10K copies made available […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by CRP Team

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is run by the Mental Health Foundation to enable the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago, and each year a theme is chosen – and this year’s theme is loneliness. This year, it takes place from 9th – 16th May. Loneliness is […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by Ross Phillips

EV Fleet-Centred Local Energy System – Project Update

The EV Fleet-Centred Local Energy System (EFLES) pilot is a collaboration between UPS, UK Power Network Services, Moixa and CRP, supported by Innovate UK, to use artificial intelligence to optimise existing infrastructure. It’s successful completion means fleet operators will have a platform that enables them to get the most out of their energy use at their depots while minimising costs. This is particularly […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

CRP’s Away Day

(Almost!) all of the CRP Team met in sunny Regent’s Park last Thursday to discuss all things CRP-related. This included a session on ‘Presenting with Power’, developing our Monitoring and Data Analysis Services, and improving the newsletter … so keep an eye out for the revamped version next month!

26th April 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

National Walking Month

May is the Living Streets National Walking Month. The challenge is to #try20 – walk for 20 minutes each day during May. This nationwide incentive has many benefits for both you and the city. By walking instead of using a car you can help improve your local air quality. But walking is not just about your environment, […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by Eleanor Marshall