Reducing the Environmental Impact of Local Freight and Logistics on King’s Road

Cadogan Estates and The King’s Road Partnership BID have commissioned MP Smarter Travel to help them better understand – and in due course minimise – the congestion and pollution caused by freight and logistics trips on King’s Road.

MP Smarter Travel is a specialist sustainable transport consultancy that works to promote active travel, improve air quality and create better places. Over the next few months, it will visit and survey BID members to gather information about their freight, waste, taxi use and existing sustainability goals

The information gathered will be used to inform Cadogan and King’s Road Partnership BID’s investment in projects assessed as being the most impactful in reducing pollution, easing congestion, or helping reduce waste building up on our streets.

Commenting on the project Kate Neale, Head of Sustainability at Cadogan said “Air quality is one of the most important environmental concerns for our community. Causes of pollution are complicated, so it takes working in partnership to identify meaningful, long-lasting positive interventions. We’re delighted to be working with our occupiers, King’s Road Partnership and MP Smarter Travel to be taking a holistic, long-term view to improving our environment – and creating a more sustainable Chelsea.”

Rebecca Handley, Head of Place at King’s Road Partnership said that “The information provided by our members businesses is vital to allow us to make informed decisions about our future sustainability projects and to deliver the most impactful measures to make the King’s Road a high-quality destination to visit.”

And finally, Oli Ivens, Head of Consulting at MP Smarter Travel, commented that: “MP Smarter Travel’s work is rooted in community engagement and tangible, impactful action. That is why we are delighted to be surveying businesses in-person throughout this project, gathering detailed information on freight & logistics. Working with Cadogan and King’s Road Partnership, we will identify the optimum ways to reduce congestion and improve air quality across the local area. London has too many oversized polluting vehicles and we look forward to designing measures that reduce their impact, creating space and clean air for businesses and residents alike.”