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Air quality

What does the future hold for urban freight?

January 11, 2017 dangriffiths

Urban logistics is impeded by congestion, a lack of kerbspace, the need for cleaner air and restrictions on size and noise, all against a backdrop of increased demand. Freight is now higher on the agenda and helped by more inter-agency co-ordination than before, but progress is painstaking. […]

Air quality

Mayor announces ‘toughest crackdown’ on most polluting vehicles in London

July 5, 2016 Hayley Pink

The mayor of London today announced details on what City Hall has described as “the toughest crackdown on the most polluting vehicles by any major city around the world”. Making good on his promise one week into office to step up his efforts to improve London’s air quality through lowering transport emissions, Khan has launched the first stage of his Clean Air Action Plan consultation. This includes a proposal for a new £10 emissions surcharge, dubbed the ‘T-charge’, on all […]

Consolidation

How Newcastle University has learnt to love consolidation

May 26, 2016 Hayley Pink

Freightinthecity meets the team behind Newcastle University’s urban consolidation centre trial to see what’s involved, how it is going and what happens next. Newcastle University is a thriving institution, with 24,000 students and more than 5,000 staff helping to generate an annual revenue of £438.5m. As part of its Coherent Campus Initiative, ensuring the site is a safe, clean and pleasant environment for students, staff and visitors is a key priority for the university, with a significant reduction in freight […]

Industry News

Manchester tackles air quality

March 24, 2016 Hayley Pink

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is looking to roll-out a network of urban consolidation centres as part of its plans to tackle air quality.

Air quality

Transport for London launches inaugural Freight in the City Expo at Alexandra Palace

October 27, 2015 Hayley Pink

“We must remember that freight and logistics is the lifeblood of this country”, said TfL MD of surface transport Leon Daniels launching the inaugural Freight in the City Expo this week (27 October) at London’s Alexandra Palace. Hundreds of visitors flocked to the iconic London venue to learn more about the industry’s drive towards making urban freight deliveries cleaner, safer, quieter and more efficient. “We are delighted to be here demonstrating that we are part of the support that the […]