Out and About in Drummond Street 

23rd September 2019 / Posted by Joshua West

As part of the Defra-funded  Clean Air Villages project, a few of us from the CRP team have been out on Drummond Street,  London Borough of Camden, speaking to local traders.

Cross River Partnership is working in partnership with Euston Town to support businesses on Drummond Street to make changes to their deliveries and servicing, which will help to reduce congestion and pollution in the area. We have been spending our time speaking to local restaurants to learn more about their delivery patterns and to gauge interest in a shared cargo bike scheme. A shared cargo bike could be used by the restaurants to deliver lunches to local offices. As we know, less congestion and pollution is better for everyone and can often reduce costs too!

The famous Drummond Street, running parallel to Euston Road, is mostly known for its concentration of Bangladeshi and Indian restaurants and sweet shops. We were excited to discover that the street offers a huge range of other cuisines too, from Arab to Chinese, Italian and West African too! Other interesting community spaces includes the Camden People’s Theatre, which has been creating theatre since 1994.

In early October we are organising a workshop on Drummond Street to further discuss the idea of a shared cargo bike. We hope to gather as many of the local traders in one room to gain their unique insight on local issues and potential solutions!

Please contact Clean Air Villages Project manager Kate Fenton for more details.