Clean Air Villages 1


Clean Air Villages 1

Active Dates: April 2018 - April 2019
Number of Project Partners: 5
Lead Borough: London Borough of Lambeth
CRP Project Lead: Susannah Wilks


The Clean Air Villages project aims to reduce emissions in 10 hotspots of poor air quality across five London boroughs. Within these hotspot villages we are working with businesses and communities to make their deliveries and servicing more efficient, using both individual and collective action.


Recognising local characteristics, each village requires a different solution. CRP is creating low and zero emission directories, helping businesses share suppliers with their neighbours, and even trialling a shared electric van.

Case studies produced by the Clean Air Villages project demonstrate various initiatives that help engage with the business community.  Encouraging behaviour change that will result in improved local air quality.  Please note that some of these case studies highlight pre-existing best-practice initiatives.

Clean Air Villages is funded by the DEFRA central government Clean Air Grant with match funding from the participating boroughs.

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Project Partners

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough of Islington London Borough of Lambeth (lead borough) London Borough of Lewisham Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Useful Downloads & Links

CAV1 Final Report
Click. Collect. Clean Air.
Case Study: Brixton Butchers Consolidate Suppliers
Saving Costs, Reducing Congestion and Improving Local Air Quality
Case Study: Bespoke Bike Courier Service Saves Retailer Time and Money
Reducing Congestion and Pollution whilst Improving Local Air Quality
Case Study: Westway Trust Pilots Local E-Cargo Bike Deliveries
Re-thinking Last Mile Deliveries to Improve Local Air Quality
Case Study: Theatre of Wine Uses Cargo Bikes to Deliver By Zero Emission
Wine Retailer Reduces Reliance on Diesel Van, Frees Up Staff Time and Saves Money
Case Study: Case Study: Shared Electric Cargo Bike For Streatham Businesses
InStreatham BID and Balfe’s Bikes Collaborate to Run a Shared E-cargo Bike Service
Case Study: Cargo Bike Speeds Up Cured Meat Deliveries
Cannon and Cannon Wholesale Carve Out Niche Using Pedal Me For Deliveries
Case Study: Anglo Consolidates And Uses Electric Vehicles
ustomers Challenge Anglo to Deliver Products and Services Sustainably
Social Enterprise Uses Electric Milk Float
Cheap and Reliable Vehicle Serves Business for Ten Years and Counting
Case Study: First Mile Change To Low-Emission Vehicles
Increase Waste Streams Whilst Minimising Impact on Air Pollution
Case Study: McDonald's Capital Arches Group Set Bench-mark for Reverse Logistics
Maximising Waste Re-use and Recycling Potential