Low emission delivery scheme
In March 2016, Waltham Forest Council was successful in securing funding from theMayor’s Air Quality Fund (MAQF) to set up a low emission delivery scheme in the borough, using cargo bikes and electric vehicles.
Through speaking to a number of businesses in the borough, we’re aware that more delivery options are needed to help businesses save time and money spent on deliveries so that their business can continue to grow. Also with air pollution on the increase, caused mainly by road traffic, we want to use this funding to help improve the borough’s air quality whilst continuing to help our local economy to thrive.
It’s really important for us that our local businesses help develop the service so that it is useful and something they want to use. With over 9,000 businesses across the borough, we have decided to pilot the scheme in Walthamstow Town Centre with the aim of expanding it to neighbouring areas of the borough over a three year funding period. We will initially run a pilot delivery service free of charge for businesses and will review the funding once the pilot has ended.
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