Collaborative scheme to reduce street emissions

A new pilot scheme for Bond Street to reduce waste and freight vehicles emissions has been trialled by a partnership of Transport for London (TfL) and New West End Company – who represents the businesses on the street.

The pilot has already seen a 94 per cent decrease in the number of waste vehicle movements and a 76 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide equivalent and nitrogen oxides on the street from freight movements.

Ahead of the festive period where deliveries increase by 20 per cent, New West End Company and TfL are using the results of the project to encourage other business centres to consolidate their deliveries into fewer vehicles to help clean up the capital’s toxic air and reduce congestion danger to vulnerable road users on London’s streets.

The pilot project introduced two preferred waste and recycling contractors and an office supplies distributor to run deliveries to businesses along Bond Street. This resulted in daily waste vehicle movements reducing from 144 to nine per day, 67 per cent fewer waste bags on the pavements during shopping hours and a 17 per cent reduction in kerbside vehicle stops in 2018 compared with 2014.

This programme has seen pedestrian space increase by 65 per cent with wider footways and the creation of a new town square. The Bond Street pilot scheme has also made an important contribution to the Mayor’s Transport Strategy objectives and outcomes. TfL and the Mayor are investing in ‘Healthy Streets’ schemes and initiatives right across the capital.

Following the end of the pilot, New West End Company is collaborating with a range of other partners to expand the scheme to the rest of Mayfair in 2019 and the whole Oxford Street district by end of 2020.

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