Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TfL have launched an action plan for managing freight movements in the capital, which they say have increased by around 20% since 2010. The Mayor’s Freight and Servicing Action, published yesterday (7 March), sets out actions focusing on goods vehicle safety, emissions and efficiency. It aims to ensure the freight sector is able to meet the needs of London’s growing population, while reducing central area goods movements in morning peak by 10% by 2026. […]
Provisional traffic figures released by the DfT show light goods vehicles continued to outstrip other vehicle categories last year in terms of mileage growth.
TfL has put up £50,000 towards a new freight hub in Hammersmith, which is intended to reduce traffic and congestion in the capital.
Sir Peter Hendy, commissioner at TfL, opened the fourth meeting of the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (Clocs) initiative with an admission: “I did not expect this activity to grow as quickly as it has.” He added later in his keynote speech: “You all work on relatively thin margins but you’re bursting with ideas about how to make things safer.”