Clean Air Villages 2

Clean Air Villages 2

Active Dates: April 2019 - March 2020
Number of Project Partners: 9
Lead Borough: London Borough of Lewisham
CRP Project Lead: Kate Fenton

Clean Air Villages 2 builds on the work of the Clean Air Villages 1 programme. The programme aims to reduce emissions in 13 hotspots of poor air quality across seven London boroughs. Within these hotspot villages we are working with businesses and communities to make deliveries and servicing more efficient, using both individual and collective action.


Recognising local characteristics, each village requires a different solution. CRP is currently working on an ultra-low emission supplier directory, is helping businesses share suppliers with their neighbours, and even trialling a shared electric van.

Clean Air Villages 2 is funded by the DEFRA central government Clean Air Grant. CRP are delivering the work with the London Borough of Lewisham in partnership with the London Boroughs of Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Wandsworth, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council, Cadogan Estates (landowners), and Euston Town BID.

The 13 villages are:

Deptford High Street, Lewisham Town Centre, Euston Road, Hatton Garden, Fulham Town Centre, Shepherds Bush, Earls Court, Ladbroke Grove, Cadogan Estates, Brixton, Streatham Hill, Tooting, Covent Garden / Strand.

As part of Clean Air Villages 1, CRP created an Ultra-Low Emission Supplier Directory. Follow the link to find businesses in your area who use such vehicles and help improve air quality in your local area.

Thoughts about the Tooting and Deptford cargo bike trials, from Farah Asemi, Founder and CEO, ecofleet.

“We have enjoyed the whole process, learned a lot about your initiative, how significant it is and how aligned it is to my personal belief about better air quality and the reduction of road traffic in London. This trial is soon coming to an end, and I am getting rather sad! Sad but also feeling empowered that we as a team are in a better place having had this experience. I hope we can have another opportunity to serve you and our community.”

Project Partners

Useful Downloads & Links

Ultra-Low Emission Supplier Directory
Clean Air Villages 2 Information Sheet
Case Study: Elysia Catering uses cargo bike to save time and emissions
Caterer reduces impact on air pollution whilst improving reliability and staff wellbeing
Case Study: Cooper's Bakehouse delivers bread by bike to save time and emissions
Brockley-based bakery uses pedal power to deliver locally in South East London
Case Study: Shared electric van galvanises business community on Brixton's Electric Avenue
Healthy Eaters and Abdul’s Fruit & Veg go electric and share their successful journeys
Case Study: Pavilion Road powered by bike: zero-emission deliveries
Cadogan's journey to strive for a more sustainable future
Case Study: Paxton and Whitfield Ltd. revolutionise their deliveries using ecofleet
Long-established cheese shop’s mindful deliveries are a selling point for customers
Case Study: Planet Minimal - the Uk's first zero emissions, zero waste delivery service
Electric vans (EVs) used to supply environmentally friendly products to zero waste shops and hospitality industry clients across London
Case Study: London Smoke & Cure use InStreatham BID's free shared cargo bike for deliveries
Local smokehouse increases delivery efficiency and customer satisfaction
Case Study: Hospitality Source consolidate eco-products and deliver last mile on foot
Soho-based business, Hospitality Source, deliver concentrated cleaning products locally to significantly reduce deliveries and costs for customers
CAV2 Case Study: The Clean Air Villages Project enables London pharmacies to test bike deliveries
Cargo bikes used to safely deliver prescriptions to homes in the local community
Case Study: Implementing a Shared Electric Van Scheme for local businesses
Case Study: An Innovative Approach to Consolidation by Guy's and St Thomas' Trust
Case Study: Business Improvement District in London Implements Pioneering Cargo Bike Service
Case Study: Implementing a Cargo Bike Scheme for Business Improvement Districts (InStreatham BID)
Case Study: Implementing Local Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure