As part of the Clean Air Villages 4 (CAV4) programme, Love Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Cross River Partnership and cargo bike provider XeroE have launched a free cargo bike and delivery service for local businesses near Wimbledon Town Centre. This means that when you next order an item for delivery from businesses in town, local air pollution and carbon footprint is considered in the transportation of your delivery.
The official launch took place on Monday 9th May on The Piazza, with the partner organisations coming together to showcase the bike to local businesses, plus a visit from a very special guest – The Wombles! Orinoco came out of his burrow to support the scheme which aims to show businesses the ease of switching to cargo bikes for their deliveries and adopting a more sustainable future, whilst also saving costs.
Craig Hurring, CEO of Love Wimbledon, said:
“One of Love Wimbledon’s strategic priorities for the next five years is to work with business towards creating a greener, more sustainable town centre, with improved air quality. That’s why we’re delighted to be partnering with Cross River Partnership, Merton Council and XeroE to offer Wimbledon businesses this free cargo bike delivery service pilot. We will be closely monitoring the impact the cargo bike has on reducing emissions for business journeys, and hope to see it becoming a familiar local sight over the coming weeks.”