SGL Update – Kicking off 2024!

29th January 2024 / Posted by Fiona Coull

It’s the start of a new year and there’s already been lots happening with CRP’s Smarter Greener Logistics (SGL) programme: 

  • CRP has been implementing a noise monitoring strategy for the Waterloo Station Freight Hub Project. This involves using a portable Class 1 Sound Level Meter to measure the noise levels around the station to provide a suitable comparison to potential freight activity that would happen during the week. 
  • We’ve also been developing a brief for a detailed report on freight flows in London. This will help to confirm areas across London that would be good for urban logistics initiatives, such as urban logistics hubs, electric vehicle charging and kerbside management strategies. 
  • Several site visits have taken place as part of the programme-wide Virtual Loading Bay (VLB) trial in collaboration with various SGL partners and GRID Smarter Cities 
  • Business engagement has taken place in Islington along Holloway Road to identify potential host businesses for a new Our Bike scheme in the area. 
  • Data from the first 6 months of The London Light Freight Walking Trial has been analysed. This shows that that 8,819 parcels have been delivered by the UPS E-walker between July and December 2023, and that areas along the Tottenham Court Road and A40 have received the most packages by walking freight. 

As well as all of this, the CRP team have been busy organising the CRP Courier Fair – an in-person event for local authorities, BIDs, strategic agencies and landowners to meet and build relationships with low emission couriers. Read our article for more details here. 

For more information about the project, please email CRP Senior Programme Manager Fiona Coull