News

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

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

Millennium Bridge Celebrates 20 Years

One of CRP’s most iconic projects, the Millennium Bridge, celebrates it’s 20th anniversary this year.  Along with CRP, other project partners were the City of London, Southwark Council, the Millennium Commission and Bridge House Trust. The bridge was built to encourage more activity on the embankment near St Paul’s Cathedral and to bring visitors further south straight to the doors of one of Europe’s […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Spotlight On: City of London

CRP partner City of London Corporation are hosting a new exhibition at London Metropolitan Archives, to show the development of the city in incredible detail, from the late seventeenth century to the present day. Magnificent Maps of London opened on 11th April. The exhibition includes the first surviving map of the city, Civitas Londinum, which is on display […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

HSE Murals: Middle Park Primary School

We are happy to announce the completion of the first Healthy Streets Everyday mural at one of the Car Free Day 2021 mural competition winning schools: Middle Park Primary School (Royal Borough of Greenwich)! Aspire finished painting the mural on 12th April and the results are astonishing! The mural’s design is based on the winning drawing created by Ashaè Millwood and Stanley […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

Latest Healthy Streets Everyday Case Studies

Read our two new Healthy Streets Everyday case studies on Finchley’s cargo bike delivery scheme and exploring greening in London.  Finchley’s Cargo Bike Couriers: Enabling low emission deliveries for businesses in Barnet. Supported by the London Borough of Barnet, Healthy Streets Everyday helped fund an eight-month cargo bike delivery service and micro-consolidation hub in Finchley Town Centre. The service, which was provided […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

New CAV4 River Freight Documents

The Clean Air Villages 4 programme has entered its final quarter and the CRP team has been busy delivering air quality improvement initiatives. A last mile logistics trial has just launched, bringing goods into Brixton by zero emission means. There is a also a river freight pilot in the pipeline, aiming to bring goods into central London using the […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by Kate Fenton

Funding Success: Clean Air Freight London

Cross River Partnership has been awarded £180,300 of funding by Urban Health, part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation, to minimise the harmful emissions from freight within London Borough of Lambeth and London Borough of Southwark.  Work is already underway on zero emissions logistics and consolidation of deliveries to Brixton businesses working with partners Brixton BID and Pedal Me. CRP is also […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

CRP’s Next Online Event

CRP’s next session in the Connect 4 Series will take place on Thursday 28th April 2022, 4pm – 4:45pm. This interactive session will feature presentations from expert speakers on how the Thames can contribute to a more sustainable London. Register for Sustainable Cities: Reinventing the River Alistair Gale, Director of Corporate Affairs, Strategy & Thames Vision at the Port […]

26th April 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

Southwark Council Approves Sustainable Plan

The Southwark Plan 2022 was adopted by the Southwark Council Assembly on 23rd February. The plan, which replaces several older versions of development plans, sets out the vision, strategic objectives and brings together all the council’s planning policies and strategic targets for new homes, new jobs, open space and different types of development, while preserving and celebrating the borough’s […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Carol Quamina

Business Climate Challenge Prospectus and Application now live!

Have you heard about the Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge (BCC)? The BCC, developed with support from Bloomberg Associates, is an energy efficiency programme which supports businesses to reduce their energy consumption, to accelerate building decarbonisation efforts in London. Emissions from heating and powering London’s commercial and industrial buildings currently make up 36% of the capital’s carbon footprint. The […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Celebrate Earth Day this year on Friday 22nd April

Earth Day returns this year on Friday 22nd April as we celebrate our planet and collaborate to campaign and act for the future of the Earth. This year, Earth Day’s theme is Invest In Our Planet, as we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). Investing in a green, equitable and prosperous future will […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Ross Phillips

World Health Day

World Health Day is on the 7th April every year, the date of the first World Health Assembly by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. The day has been celebrated every year since 1950, with a different theme each time. This year, the theme is “Our Planet, Our Health” focusing on the “link between the health of our […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Eleanor Marshall

Clean Air Thames Complete

After three years, the Mayor’s Air Quality funded Clean Air Thames project is coming to an end. Despite difficulties linked to Covid-19 and a labour shortage, the participating vessels – GPS Marine Contractors’ GPS Anglia and the Port of London Authority’s Driftwood 2 – successfully completed their retrofits. We look forward to discovering how effective the exercise has been in reducing emissions […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Sefinat Otaru

Thames Vision 2050

CRP partner the Port of London Authority (PLA) has released the draft of its Thames Vision 2050 for consultation. The consultation document and other information is on this webpage. CRP is especially looking forward to continuing to work with the PLA on its Trading Thames theme. The PLA are one of the 10 partners involved in CRP’s latest Defra-funded programme […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

#HealthyStreetsStories Roundup

CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday (HSE) Programme has been running a social media campaign throughout March called #HealthyStreetsStories. The campaign celebrates all the amazing work that CRP and our partners have achieved as part of the programme, which will sadly be coming to an end at the end of the month. The Healthy Streets Everyday Programme is a 3 […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Fiona Coull

River Freight Guide for Businesses Launched in April

In early April, CRP will be releasing our new guide ‘Setting up a River Freight Project for Businesses’, which will guide businesses who are interested in using the River Thames to begin a pilot. The guide includes a case study with DHL, who have been delivering on the river since 2018, as well as information, terminology and relevant groups and […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

New Healthy Streets Everyday Report Launched

Last week saw the launch of new report ‘Making School Streets Healthier: Learning from Temporary and Emergency Closures’. This report was written by University of Westminster’s Active Travel Academy PhD researcher Asa Thomas and part-funded through CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday programme. During the pandemic, many School Streets were brought in as temporary and emergency measures across London, to aid […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

Hammersmith and Fulham Businesses Invited to Use FREE Dongles

Cross River Partnership (CRP) and London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham are providing businesses with a FREE opportunity to monitor and assess their fleet for electric vehicle (EV) suitability. As part of the Clean Air Villages 4 (CAV4) project, CRP is collaborating with Geotab to provide businesses with telematic dongle devices in order to carry out a free EV suitability assessment. This […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Isidora Rivera Vollmer

CRP’s Annual Report and Business Plan

CRP is pleased to announce that the latest Annual Report & Business Plan was agreed at the CRP Board meeting on 1st March 2022. CRP’s vision is to address sustainability challenges collaboratively in London and beyond. As a testbed for exciting projects in towns and cities, we will share knowledge, evidence, and best practice for the people […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Funding Success: Clean Air Logistics for London

We are very excited to announce that we have been successful in our funding application to the Defra Air Quality Grant Scheme to launch Clean Air Logistics for London (CALL). The project will move more freight into London via river rather than road, supported by a network of highly visible zero emission delivery methods across the Central London […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Kate Fenton

CRP’s Next Event!

CRP’s Connect 4 Series: Session 3 is taking place on Thursday 31st March, 4pm – 4:45pm. This interactive event will examine ways of mitigating the negative impact of road traffic in London, through reduction, innovation and legislation.  Register Now!  Rail freight has the ability to take many polluting delivery vehicles off the road and transport large amounts […]

30th March 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Shout Out!

This is a huge Shout Out to the CRP Team!  From the start of 2022 they have been working harder than ever to deliver real results that benefit our CRP Partners, CRP Funders, and ultimately all Londoners. Every single member of the CRP Team demonstrates our accountable body’s Westminster Way of working, on a daily […]

21st February 2022 / Posted by Susannah Wilks

Pedal Me School Runs

Cargo bike school runs are becoming increasingly common in the UK. Infrastructure such as segregated cycle lanes and LTNs have made the cargo bike school run more viable. Pedal Me are running an innovative cargo bike to school scheme and are looking for schools to take part! They transport unaccompanied children to school via cargo bike. Parents […]

21st February 2022 / Posted by David Ebbrell

Celebrate World Wildlife Day!

Thursday 3rd March marks World Wildlife Day (WWD)! WWD is all about celebrating and raising awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. 2022’s theme is “recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”. The celebrations will seek to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and […]

21st February 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

Transport for London (TfL) Delivery Company and Courier Survey

Calling all Local Authorities – TfL would like to hear from you about your experiences with delivery companies and motorcycle couriers in your area. Please click here to take the 5-minute survey!

21st February 2022 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge

#HealthyStreetsStories

After three years, the Healthy Streets Everyday programme is reaching its end. CRP is proud of the amazing things the programme has achieved since 2019! Healthy Streets Everyday is a cross-sector project that empowers boroughs, businesses and communities across London to deliver pedestrian-priority healthy streets, increase walking rates and reduce emissions and exposure to toxic air pollution. It aims […]

21st February 2022 / Posted by Fiona Coull