The cargo bike service has just completed more than 1,000 journeys in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
The Parcels not Pollution service was launched last September. It uses an e-cargo bike for business deliveries in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush town centres. It reduces congestion and improves air quality in town centres. With most journeys involving several deliveries, it means potentially thousands of van trips removed from busy town centres.
“We launched this service because making our borough a cleaner, better place to live and work,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment. “It’s great to see this service being so well used as businesses join our efforts to fight the climate emergency.”
So far, dozens of local businesses are signed up to the service, which uses an emissions-free e-bike for the last leg of parcel delivery to help reduce the environmental impact of freight traffic in H&F. The scheme is available in both Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush – with plans to expand to Fulham town centre shortly. Along with expanding locations, delivery hours have also been extended and will now run from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
H&F Council is partnering with Hammersmith BID, Transport for London and e-cargobikes on the scheme. Goods arrive at the freight hub in Ladbroke Grove. For all goods arriving before 3pm, deliveries are made the same day. There is no charge.