In the UK, van traffic has grown by 71% over the last 20 years, compared to growth of 13% for cars. This has congestion and clean air ramifications for cities.
A “Bikes for Business” program will be launched later today by Team London Bridge, a Business Improvement District which has 400 members in the London Bridge area, including News UK, Imperial War Museum, and Network Rail.
The behavior change program is supported by the local government body Transport for London (TfL) and is being delivered by transport consultancy MP Smarter Travel. It is hoped that 15% of businesses will switch their central London deliveries from diesel-powered vans to cargo bikes.