Cycle Logistics Study10th December 2018 / Posted by CRP Team
On behalf of the Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership, CRP have commissioned a study to establish a baseline of current best practice in the use of cargo cycles and light electric vehicles for city centre freight, transport and logistics applications. The work will also consider the opportunities and challenges for expanding their adoption in central London.
With the upcoming introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone in London, and the new strategic aims announced in the new Mayor’s Transport Strategy for improving efficiency of freight and reducing its impact on the street environment, there is growing interest in the use of cycles and light electric vehicles (battery, hybrid-powered 2/3 wheelers e.g. electric cargo bikes and tricycles/quads etc.) for last mile and inner city logistics applications. The low carbon consultancy Element Energy has been appointed to undertake this work and will provide a final report by the end of March 2019.