ULEZ and cargo bikes

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1700
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you agree that the arrival of the ULEZ will expand the scope for last-mile commercial deliveries to be made by alternative means such as by cargo bike? Please provide details of any programmes TfL is currently working on to promote their use to businesses within the zone.

Answer

Answer for ULEZ and cargo bikes

Answer for ULEZ and cargo bikes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes, as London grows and changes we know that making deliveries in the right sort of vehicle at the right time will become increasingly important. Cargo bikes have a limited but clear role to play and the air quality and safety benefits of increasing their use are obvious.

TfL has supported the purchase of electrically assisted cargo cycles for one Business Improvement District. They are also assessing consolidation schemes proposals from a number of other Business Improvement Districts, some of which include the use of cargo bikes.

ULEZ is only one strand of the Transport Emission Road Map (TERM) - a programme of co-ordinated air quality improvements - and managing the environmental impact of freight is an important part of TERM. As we develop a new strategic approach to managing freight in London, we are examining how we can further accelerate growth in the use of low and zero emission delivery vehicles such as cargo bikes.