The first Quiet Cities summit has taken place in London.
The summit aimed to bring key members of the freight industry together, to take a long-term look at how to efficiently manage freight deliveries in the future.
With 90 per cent of London’s freight moving on the capital’s roads, the summit focused on how this challenge could, in part, be addressed by re-timing road deliveries and services to the right time of day or night.
The summit included experts from across the industry and addressed the burning issues that face the changing nature of deliveries in urban areas. The new guidance shows local authorities, businesses and operators how collaborative small changes and gaining the right knowledge can make re-timed freight deliveries a reality.
London is set to expand to over 10 million people by 2031, the equivalent of absorbing the population of both Birmingham and Leeds, and the challenge of how to safely and efficiently move increasing volumes of goods around the capital needs careful planning.