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Join the Zero-Emissions Revolution in Hammersmith

Hammersmith BID has been awarded funding from TFL for a new zero-emissions freight hub.

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre is thrilled to be one of the local businesses supporting the new zero-emissions freight hub for business deliveries. Parcels Not Pollution is designed to reduce traffic in town whilst easing congestion and improving air quality in the local area.

As of this week, deliveries in the centre of Hammersmith will no longer be completed by vans. Instead, the last leg of all deliveries will be made by electric cargo bike, a far more sustainable way of delivering goods. Despite the change, deliveries will still be made the same day.

By keeping diesel and petrol vehicles away from our streets, we can lower pollution levels in the air we breathe and by using e-cargobikes instead of vans, we will be helping to create streets that are cleaner, safer and less congested.

The amount of delivery vehicles in the capital has increased by around 20 per cent since 2010, contributing to poor air quality, congestion and road danger. To make matters worse, many freight movements are made during early morning rush hour – plus, half the value of household expenditure (around £79 billion) relies strongly on road freight.

Our Executive Director took to Twitter alongside other local businesses to celebrate Hammersmith’s commitment to green:

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre is a recognised leader in environmental sustainability and is fully committed to reducing its impact on the environment -> Find out more

In partnership with London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF), Transport for London (TFL) and e-cargobikes.com