News

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

CRP’s Just Streets Springs Into Action Campaign

We are excited to have launched the first of five campaigns to raise awareness about fairer, safer and more accessible street.  These awareness campaigns are part of our remit for JUST STREETS, our latest European project funded by Horizon EU and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).  The project aims to create streets that are sustainable […]

13th May 2024 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

CRP Attends Solar and Storage Live London 2024

CRP attended Solar and Storage Live London 2024, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition, held at London Excel on Tuesday 30th of April. The event was held over two days and included over 450 exhibitors from across the globe with the opportunity to showcase innovation within EV and EV charging as well as solutions to […]

13th May 2024 / Posted by Sobastian Frazer

CRP Board Meeting – April 2024

CRP held its twice-yearly CRP Board meeting with all of its public, private, strategic and voluntary partners on 18th April 2024.    The CRP Board partners approved CRP’s 2024-25 Annual Report and Business Plan, supported their ongoing UK and European fundraising plans, and agreed to pay their 2024-25 CRP membership fees in order to contribute to […]

13th May 2024 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

CRP 30 Years – 30 Shapers of CRP Campaign

CRP is very happy to be running its 30 Shapers of CRP campaign this month, celebrating some of the individuals who have made such amazing contributions to its delivery activity over its 30 year history.  We would like to thank all 30 Shapers for participating in this campaign so willingly!  We have had contributions from […]

13th May 2024 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Smarter Greener Logistics May Update

May is looking like an exciting month for CRP’s Smarter Greener Logistics (SGL) programme. Here’s a quick look at some of the things we’re doing to help minimise the impact of freight and improve air quality:   We’re addressing feedback from low emission couriers following our recent ‘open day’ at a potential urban logistics hub site […]

13th May 2024 / Posted by Fiona Coull

CRP Annual Report & Business Plan 23-25

CRP is pleased to publish its Annual Report and Business Plan 2023 – 2025. This was signed off by the CRP Board at its most recent meeting in April 2024.   This year, CRP launch a special 30th anniversary edition Annual Report and Business Plan, with dedicated pages reflecting on CRP’s many achievements over its lifetime […]

13th May 2024 / Posted by Katie Smith

Launch of City Plan 2040

CRP were delighted to attend the launch of the City of London Corporation’s City Plan 2040. The launch event was hosted by New London Architecture and took place at The London Centre in the City of London.  The City Plan 2040 is a plan for the development of the Square Mile, setting the City Corporation’s […]

13th May 2024 / Posted by Katherine Fairfax

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week!

We’re proud to support the Mental Health Foundation this Mental Health Awareness Week (13th to 19th May). Join in and help to create a world with good mental health for all.   This year’s theme is movement: moving more for our mental health.   Moving our bodies is important for our mental health. Yet research by the […]

13th May 2024 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

Islington Micro-Logistics Hub: A Potential Site

On Thursday 18th April, under a bright sunny sky, representatives from Cross River Partnership, Decarbon Logistics Solutions, and London Borough of Islington embarked on a visit accompanied by couriers. We all converged towards the Business Design Centre – a potential site identified for our next micro-logistics hub trial. Eight potential couriers, eager to explore the […]

13th May 2024 / Posted by Guillaume Strebelle

Creating Healthy Streets to Combat Air Pollution

After successfully securing Mayor of London funding, CRP has initiated its Healthy Streets Everyday II (HSE II) programme over the past month. We’ve started collaborating with our 12 programme partners, comprising of 6 local authorities and 6 BIDs, to implement projects aimed at enhancing air quality across London in the coming 3 years.  HSE II […]

10th May 2024 / Posted by Sarah Meertens

Celebrate Trees with the Urban Tree Festival

The Urban Tree Festival is an annual community celebration of trees, including their benefits, beauty, majesty, and magic, in cities, towns and all urban environments.  Events, celebrations, walks, talks and storytelling are held across London and the UK, bringing all our communities together to educate, inspire and share their enjoyment of trees.  CRP are continuing […]

10th May 2024 / Posted by Ross Phillips

SGL April Update – Moving Towards Delivery

The start of the new financial year marks the half way point for CRP’s Smarter Greener Logistics (SGL) programme! Although a lot has been achieved in the last 6 months, April marks a key milestone where our focus shifts from project development to project delivery.  Consequently, this month has seen the start of three exciting […]

16th April 2024 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Believ on EV Charging Infrastructure

Charge point operator, Believ,  a participant in our Smarter Greener Logistics (SGL) programme, recently reported that numerous local authorities are struggling to deploy new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.  According to the report, many local authorities in the UK are facing challenges in implementing their plans for EV infrastructure, with two-thirds of them not having […]

16th April 2024 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

CRP Shortlisted For MJ Awards

Cross River Partnership and Westminster City Council are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the MJ Awards ‘Best Transport Decarbonisation Project’ category for our Pimlico Micro Logistics Hub. This category recognises the innovative approach to the strategy and delivery of localised transport decarbonisation projects, making quantifiable differences to the environment and local communities. ☁️  CRP and WCC […]

16th April 2024 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

Wandsworth Micro Logistics Hub Trial Comes To An End

We have exciting insights to share regarding our 6-month Wandsworth Micro Logistics Hub Trial which recently came to an end. It’s now time to reflect on its achievements! 🚲 3 cargo bikes were operating at the hub 📍 8,083 miles travelled by cargo bikes over 6 months 📦 63,306 total deliveries in total over the trial […]

16th April 2024 / Posted by Guillaume Strebelle

CRP Secures European Funding

CRP is really pleased to have secured £0.5 million of Horizon Europe funding, for the first time since Brexit occurred!  The project, called JUST STREETS, encompasses a team of 30 partners from 17 countries, including 12 cities representing more than 4.5 million citizens.  JUST STREETS will tackle fair and sustainable travel and use of streets […]

12th April 2024 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

National Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month.  It’s important to learn how to manage stress to stay healthy.   Recognize signs of stress like muscle tension and trouble sleeping. Use resources from your doctor, online, or workplace for more support.  To get started on your own, talk to friends or try meditation and exercise to cope. Going […]

12th April 2024 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Walk Your Way Through May

Get your most comfortable shoes back on as Living Streets are once again encouraging you to get out and walk for National Walking Month this May!  Living Streets are encouraging all across the UK to try and fit 20 minutes of walking (or extra walking) into your day from 1st – 31st May. Walking is […]

12th April 2024 / Posted by Ross Phillips

Healthy Streets Everyday II Goes Live!

It’s April, which means its officially time to kickstart our Healthy Streets Everyday Phase II (HSEII) programme, after recently securing funding to create more Healthy Streets across London!   HSEII aims to address the overdependence on private vehicles and its associated negative effects on health, well-being and the environment, through increasing carbon reduction measures such as […]

12th April 2024 / Posted by Katie Smith

Earth Day 2024

Earth Day 2024 is taking place on Monday 22nd April and this year’s theme is Planet vs. Plastics. Earth Day is calling on all stakeholders to unite in combating plastic pollution and protecting population health.   The movement is demanding a 60% reduction in plastic production by 20240 and the elimination of single-use plastics by 2030, […]

12th April 2024 / Posted by Katherine Fairfax

SGL Unpacked: Pimlico Micro Logistics Hub Trial

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest in-depth report on the Pimlico micro logistics hub trial that CRP and Westminster City Council delivered between April and December 2023. The trial was supported by Decarbon Logistics Solutions and carried out by Delivery Mates low-emission couriers.   In this comprehensive report, which also includes an executive summary, we […]

12th April 2024 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

CRP Attends Varamis Rail Event Showcasing Their New Electric Freight Service Into London

On Wednesday 13th March, some of the Cross River Partnership team attended the Varamis Rail Event, Introducing Sustainable High-Speed Rail Logistics into the heart of Central London, at Liverpool Street Station.   The event provided a great platform to demonstrate how a converted passenger train can be used to deliver high volumes of freight into central areas […]

19th March 2024 / Posted by Ross Phillips

Add Your Logistics Space to CRP’s Urban Logistics Hub Map

At Cross River Partnership, we want to ensure our tools remain relevant to their targeted audience.  One such tool is our Urban Logistics Hubs Map.  The website is a “hub” of sorts for: people to share spaces they have that are suitable for parcel consolidation and distribution activities. These spaces should be in or near […]

19th March 2024 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

TfL Trials Off-Peak Fridays

Transport for London (TfL) recently announced an exciting initiative: a three-month trial of off-peak Fridays on Tube and rail services across the city! The trial kicked off on March 8th and will last until May 31st, 2024.  With hybrid working being the new norm across many industries in the wake of the pandemic, Fridays often […]

18th March 2024 / Posted by Sarah Meertens

Earth Hour

Earth Hour, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), famously began in Sydney in 2007 as a lights out event, where more than 2.2 million people and 2,000 business turned their lights off for one hour as a symbol to the commitment towards nature and our planet.   It has since continued to grow, […]

18th March 2024 / Posted by Sobastian Frazer

Healthy Streets Everyday II

Cross River Partnership (CRP) is delighted to secure funding to create more Healthy Streets across London with its Local Authority and BID partners, and to clean London’s air at the same time. This new Healthy Streets Everyday Phase II (HSEII) programme will tackle over-dependence on private vehicles, and the associated issues of poor Air Quality, […]

18th March 2024 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

London Light Freight River Trial shortlisted at Edie Awards 2024

CRP were delighted to attend the Edie Awards this month, to celebrate CRP’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs funded London Light Freight River Trial project. While we may not have clinched the win in the Transport/Fleet Management Project of the Year category, we are proud to be shortlisted among such outstanding organisations. CRP […]

18th March 2024 / Posted by Katie Smith

March Smarter Greener Logistics Taskforce

CRP recently hosted the Smarter Greener Logistics (SGL) Task Force meeting which focused on EV Charging Infrastructure & Fleet Electrification. The Task Force included a presentation and Q&A from Believ and provided SGL partners the opportunity to find out more about EV charging infrastructure. The CRP team also provided exciting updates on the various SGL […]

18th March 2024 / Posted by Katherine Fairfax

2 Virtual Loading Bays are now live in the London Borough of Lambeth

CRP are excited to announce that 2 Virtual Loading Bays are now live in the London Borough of Lambeth! The 2 Virtual Loading Bays are located along The Cut, Waterloo and will be available to book 24 hours per day, free of charge, for a trial period of 6 months. Virtual Loading Bays are dedicated […]

18th March 2024 / Posted by Katherine Fairfax

Department for Transport’s Site Visit with CRP

CRP was delighted to host the Department for Transport’s Road Freight Regulation division team at the Pimlico micro logistics hub during their recent away day on 14th March 2024. The visit provided an opportunity to share valuable insights and learnings from the Westminster City Council and CRP-funded micro logistics hub trial, which took place between […]

18th March 2024 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer