CRP’s Spotlight On: Hammersmith BID2nd February 2021 / Posted by Rachael Aldridge
This week, we are showcasing the work of CRP partner Hammersmith BID, who provide new and expanded services within the BID area, as identified by local businesses to improve working and trading. Hammersmith BID are also project partners for CRP’s Healthy Streets Everyday programme.
Hammersmith BID is currently in renewal and intends its Public Realm and Green Investment programme to be a key focus for the next five years. This reflects the BID’s track record in ambitious, and successful sustainability projects. With several environmental awards under its belt, and with more in the pipeline, the BID’s small team will be focusing on creating a new, green Public Realm Vision for Hammersmith town centre.
Working in cooperation with partners such as local businesses, TfL, Hammersmith & Fulham Council, the GLA and Cross River Partnership means that campaigns and projects can be implemented as swiftly as possible.
Notable projects already in process include the successful zero-emissions delivery enterprise, Parcels not Pollution. The BID plans to roll out this e-cargobike service more widely, taking advantage of improved load options and increased capacity. The BID promotes the service to its businesses as a way to reach customers, suppliers and employees working from home, both with in-bound and outbound deliveries. Parcel deliveries are consolidated via a central hub, which further reduces emissions and congestion in the town centre. Please find out more about the voucher scheme for Hammersmith and Fulham businesses here.
Office life after COVID-19 will require more opportunities for social distancing; and the BID will be building on its award-winning parklet programme, creating pleasant outdoor areas for meeting, eating and trading.
Sustainable commuting has grown in popularity since March last year, and the BID continues to support cycling with regular bike security marking sessions and free bicycle maintenance. It will continue to work closely with businesses to create Active Travel Plans, and to promote Clean Air Walking Routes.
Looking further ahead, the BID will be continuing to focus on larger infrastructure projects such as the development of Hammersmith Highline, as it works towards radically expanding and improving the Public Realm in the borough.
For more information please contact Business Engagement Manager Livia Caruso.