STAMP represents residents and businesses in the Shad Thames area, and has commissioned MP Smarter Travel to reduce the impact of freight vehicles in the historic district. With a micro-budget provided by the Neighbourhoods Fund, MP Smarter Travel recommended a waste supplier consolidation programme targeted at restaurants, bars and cafés to minimise redundant vehicle trips. MP Smarter Travel is responsible for meeting with business managers, understanding which operators they use, identifying a preferred waste operator, and supporting businesses switching to the preferred operator.

Consolidation diagram

If you are looking for support with freight consultancy, data collection or business engagement, feel free to get in touch.

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MP Smarter Travel was awarded a contract by Better Bankside to deliver surveys amongst businesses in the Borough Market area to better understand how freight works in the area. This data that we are gathering will be used to make deliveries more efficient and reduce their impact on traffic congestion, noise and air quality. Our client, Better Bankside is a Business Improvement District (BID) and works on behalf of local businesses to improve the Bankside area, offering services including area promotion, cleaning and recycling, and travel planning.

If you are looking for support with freight consultancy, data collection or business engagement, feel free to get in touch.

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MP Smarter Travel was awarded a contract by Better Bankside to deliver surveys amongst businesses in the Borough Market area to better understand how freight works in the area. This data that we are gathering will be used to make deliveries more efficient and reduce their impact on traffic congestion, noise and air quality. Our client, Better Bankside is a Business Improvement District (BID) and works on behalf of local businesses to improve the Bankside area, offering services including area promotion, cleaning and recycling, and travel planning.

If you are looking for support with freight consultancy, data collection or business engagement, feel free to get in touch.

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MP Smarter Travel has been selected by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to deliver an event to promote sustainable transport amongst the borough’s schools. Specifically, the event aims to increase the implementation of School Travel Plan (STP) measures, increase STP accreditation, and achieve school mode shift in the east London borough.

The event provides a fantastic opportunity for schools to showcase their achievements in promoting active and sustainable travel, and can serve to inspire other schools to follow their lead. It is an opportunity to teach STP Champions and pupils about disseminating key messages at their schools, and helps schools foster links with other schools to develop a support network.  

This project builds upon our successful delivery of the Lewisham Schools Air Quality event which featured an opening statement from the Mayor of Lewisham and workshops delivered by Trees for Cities and Tranquil Spaces.

If you are looking for support with delivering events to promote sustainable transport, feel free to get in touch.

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MP Smarter Travel has recently been awarded a contract with London Borough of Newham to deliver their School Travel Planning programme for the 2018-19 academic year. Since 2012, MP Smarter Travel has delivered 22 School Travel Planning programmes on behalf of local authorities. This will be our first such programme with LB Newham.

Our key task will be to increase engagement and STARS accreditation with the borough's 109 schools. In addition, our tasks will include:

  • Hosting workshops to secure engagement, share ideas and provide training for school champions;
  • Integrating School Travel Plans with key campaign weeks (e.g. Walk to School Week, Road Safety Week, and the Big Pedal); and
  • Gathering detailed and up-to-date information about transport-related issues around schools; including walking/cycling infrastructure, traffic calming and disability access.

If you are looking for support with sustainable school travel or other engagement projects, feel free to get in touch.

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MP Smarter Travel has been awarded a contact with Westminster City Council to deliver ‘Hands Up’ surveys at 33 schools. These surveys gather data on the mode of travel that children currently use to travel to school, and the mode that they would like to use if they could choose. MP Smarter Travel will make all arrangements with schools, and will conduct surveys by speaking with children in classrooms to ensure that data is thorough and accurate.

This work is an extension of a project we delivered for Westminster City Council in the 2017-18 school year, and focuses on schools in 20mph zones. The data will be used to understand School Travel Plans’ influence on mode of travel. It will also form part of the evidence base for the Westminster City Council’s Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy (SMoTS), which sets out all the proposals and programmes that will be undertaken to encourage school communities to choose safer, healthier and environmentally friendly methods of travel.

If you are looking for support with stakeholder engagement, survey deliery or data analysis, feel free to get in touch.

 

 

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Air Quality
MP Smarter Travel is helping turn the air quality crisis into an opportunity for local people to come together as communities to make their neighbourhoods cleaner, healthier and more sustainable.
Behaviour Change
Transport programmes that focus on influencing behaviour often represent fantastic value for money. MP Smarter Travel has the resources and expertise to deliver behaviour change projects of practically any size.
Business Engagement
MP Smarter Travel staff have a strong track record in engaging with local businesses, understanding their operations, and securing successful participation in council and BID programmes.
Campaigns and Awareness
MP Smarter Travel has a large pool of enthusiastic and outgoing built environment specialists who can be quickly and effectively deployed to raise awareness for and support sustainability causes.
Community Engagement
Our model consisting of a core team of project managers and consultants, with access to a large pool of engagement specialists, means that we can deliver community engagement work to scale.
Data Collection and Research
We offer an independent research service, staffed by experienced consultants, analysts and statisticians who provide clear evidence-based answers to policy questions.
Development Control Travel Plans
MP Smarter Travel staff have a long history of finding out why people travel the way they do, understanding what measures can tip the balance, and implementing the right measures to maximise walking and cycling at a given site.
Education and Training
MP Smarter Travel delivers fun and creative sustainability lessons at local schools, and delivers training to a wide variety of audiences on local environmental, transport and health issues.
Public Consultation
MP Smarter Travel consists of a core of experienced project managers and a large pool of consultants who publicise, deliver and analyse large-scale public consultations on behalf of our clients.
School Travel Plans
The average walking time to a school in London is about 12 minutes. MP Smarter Travel has a long history of working with councils and schools to increase levels of walking, scootering and cycling to and from school.
Sub-consulting
We support transport and environmental consultancies in delivering their projects. Whether you are looking to identify sub-consultants as part of a bid, or you require our support immediately, give us a call.
Urban Freight and DSPs
MP Smarter Travel works on behalf of local authorities, Business Improvement Districts and individual businesses to develop and deliver Delivery and Servicing Plans (DSPs) and address the impacts of urban freight trips.

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