Encouraging use of cargo bikes - European projects

MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide details of the European projects which TfL is working on with boroughs to develop and promote cleaner last mile deliveries in London.


Answer for Encouraging use of cargo bikes - European projects

Answer for Encouraging use of cargo bikes - European projects

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is a sub-partner to the 'Last Mile Logistics' project (LaMiLo). The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It aims to promote innovative practices for the delivery of consumer goods to homes, shops and distribution centres. It seeks to improve the sustainability of final leg of deliveries by changing the behaviour of private companies, the public sector and consumers.

The project includes the opening of a freight consolidation centre serving local authority premises in Camden and a rail-road freight consolidation facility at Euston, including electric vehicles and cycle freight. Other London partners include the Cross River Partnership and LB Camden.  It is due to complete in March 2015.

TfL is a partner in 'Demonstration of Urban Freight Electric Vehicles for Clean City Logistics (FR-EVUE). The project aims to demonstrate to industry and policy-makers how electric freight vehicles can help improve air quality and reduce noise emissions and congestion. It will demonstrate the benefits of electric lorries and vans as a viable alternative to diesel vehicles. This will be combined with use of innovative logistics management software and complementary local policy. The project is due to complete in 2017.

TfL is also working with the GLA on the Technology Strategy Board funded Agile Urban Logistics project, which is looking to demonstrate the role that informatics and business model innovation can play in altering last mile delivery patterns, associated with the growth in e-commerce, to meet environmental objectives.