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.

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

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Reducing the number of freight vehicles on the road in London Bridge.

Team London Bridge runs a preferred waste and recycling supplier scheme in order to save its businesses money through joint procurement, and reduce the number of freight vehicles on the road.

MP Smarter Travel is supporting the contract re-tendering process by reviewing written proposals, interviewing operators alongside Team London Bridge, identifying data to be provided by operators to monitor KPIs, and developing the Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the successful contractor. This support is based on our staff’s knowledge of the waste procurement and monitoring process.

Team London Bridge Recycling van 

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STARS is the online portal for schools to record their actions to promote active and sustainable travel to school. 

LB Croydon requires a well-designed STARS user guide for school staff, which will serve to supplement School Travel Plan workshops delivered by the council, and act as a reference tool to answer frequently asked questions about using STARS.

MP Smarter Travel will use its in-depth knowledge of School Travel Plans and STARS to develop the user guide contents including workbook activities to train school staff to use the portal.

We have teamed up with graphic designers Aptronym to produce a high- quality visual document.

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Full-service public consultation amongst hard to reach groups          

Lambeth Council has released its draft Transport Strategy, which is open for consultation. MP Smarter Travel is helping to ensure that a diverse and representative sample of the population are able to contribute their views to shape the final strategy.

We facilitated three events, each targeted at a different key group: businesses, disabled people, and young people. We also facilitated a drop-in session open to the general public. As part of our work with Lambeth, MP Smarter Travel analysed all comments made at the events and through the online consultation survey. Our analysis will enable Lambeth Council to reflect these views in the final Transport Strategy. 

If you would like support with public consultation or strategy development, feel free to get in touch.

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Making London Bridge a leader in sustainable freight

Team London Bridge has an ambition to make the London Bridge area a leader in deliveries taking place by cargo bike. This is part of a wider vision for the area to prioritise clean transport and create welcoming public places.

MP Smarter Travel is leading a carefully-monitored pilot programme to substitute business deliveries with cargo bikes. This involves detailed research on the current cargo bike services and operator market, and extensive engagement with 100 businesses to review their deliveries and servicing to match them with the right cargo bike operator. The key output of the project will be a cargo bike preferred suppliers list.

If you would like support with cargo bikes or sustainable freight, feel free to get in touch.

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Promoting new ideas and best practice in urban freight      

Team London Bridge secured funding for a Low Emissions Neighbourhood (LEN) in 2017, and as part of this programme committed to running a quarterly Freight Forum. This is a forum for large member organisations, neighbouring BIDs, LB Southwark and TfL to discuss freight impact reduction on a strategic level and share best practice for reducing freight impact amongst individual sites.

MP Smarter Travel is supporting the Freight Forum, with responsibility for setting the strategic direction for freight policy in the area and providing technical expertise about freight impact reduction measures. 

If you would like support with managing urban freight, feel free to get in touch.

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Unlocking the potential for cycling in London Bridge             

Team London Bridge wants more people to cycle to and from the area every day for all types of trips. In order to increase cycling, they commissioned MP Smarter Travel and ActivePlanning to develop a Cycling Strategy.

MP Smarter Travel focused on cycle hire, deliveries by cargo bikes, behaviour change, and communications. Our approach was to consult with the general public and a wide range of businesses, Business Improvement Districts and local authorities to understand their priorities and get examples of best practice.

MP Smarter Travel’s recommendations for increasing cargo bikes formed the basis for Team London Bridge’s successful application for the TfL Deliveries Reduction Fund.

If you would like support with promoting cycling, business engagement or strategy development, feel free to get in touch.

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Freight trip data collection to support a micro-consolidation centre                

MP Smarter Travel delivered a project for Better Bankside to record information about freight vehicle movements as part of research into a TfL-funded micro-consolidation centre.

Surveys were administered to a variety of business types, including market traders, shops, restaurants and offices. In addition to collecting quantitative data (vehicle type, delivery time, goods category, etc.) we conducted structured interviews with open-ended questions to record business views on freight-related policies and infrastructure. In the end, we exceeded our target by engaging with 44 businesses to the satisfaction of the client.

If you would like support with urban freight, data collection or business engagement, feel free to get in touch.

Better Bankside Freight Surveys

 

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Barnet2Better Bankside  Bexley2BrentCamden2  Enfield  Hackney  Islington2  Kensington  Chelsea  Lambeth  LewishamNewham  SouthwarkTeam London Bridge  Tower Hamlets  Westminster

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