SGL June Update – Focus on Kerbside Management

25th June 2024 / Posted by Fiona Coull

This month has seen a lot of progress for CRP’s Smarter Greener Logistics (SGL) programme, particularly with our Digital Kerbside Management Trial. The trial uses Grid Smarter Cities Virtual Loading Bay technology to dynamically manage the kerbside, helping to improve congestion and air quality in the local area. 

Here’s a quick overview of what’s been happening: 

  • We’ve launched a Virtual Loading Bay in the City of London on Watling Street. The bay aims to service Ye Olde Watling pub and the Williamson Tavern, however it will also be available to local businesses in the area. CRP have been out speaking with local businesses to explain the trial and encourage uptake for their deliveries. 
  • We’ve also identified three sites in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames that could be suitable for trialling virtual loading bays. 
  • Finally, our two virtual loading bays on the Cut in London Borough of Lambeth are starting to see more usage. CRP has been working with the council to encourage uptake by local businesses and their suppliers, so it’s great to see more deliveries taking place in the bays! 

You can find out more about the trial and how to book the Virtual Loading Bays here.