Finalists announced for Smart Mobility Challenge

  • Date Thursday, 20 May 2021

Just announced: our finalists for the #SmartMobilityChallenge which aims to find innovative solutions to make freight journeys smarter and greener.

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Chelsea Bodenham

We’re proud to be the only BID selected as partners on the #MayorsResilienceFund and we’re looking forward to working with organisations across London to find innovative solutions to make freight journeys smarter and greener.

Meet the finalists for the #SmartMobilityChallenge which we’ve helped to select with King’s College London:

  • EMSOL
  • Zedify UK
  • Kale Collective
  • Prospective

In the last 20 years London has seen a growth in vans on the roads, and in inner London the daily number has increased by almost 20%. This has a detrimental effect on our environment through congestion, air quality derogation and collisions. The £1 million challenge fund, established by the Mayor of London, aims to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing London, to help the city bounce forward from COVID-19.

Being selected as a partner in the Mayors Resilience Fund is testament to Better Bankside’s experience in testing innovative solutions to urban challenges, and our commitment to achieving cleaner mobility and operations. Works are currently underway at arches on Ewer Street, which Better Bankside has recently taken the lease on. These arches, along the Low Line in Bankside, will be dedicated to sustainable neighbourhood operations and management. This includes a Green Logistics Centre where local businesses will consolidate their deliveries, reducing the number of polluting vehicle journeys in the neighbourhood. Businesses will place larger orders for goods, avoiding peak hours, which will be stored in the arch and delivered by dedicated electric vehicles as required. A micro-logistics facility of this kind, accepting deliveries from any company and operating at neighbourhood scale, is a first for London.

If you’re a Bankside business that runs a fleet, or would like to use the Green Logistic Centre, and wants to learn more get in touch with Sustainable Travel Manager Amandeep ak@betterbankside.co.uk.