6 November 2017
WYG will be attending LoCITY’s second annual Freight in the City Expo conference on 7th November at the Alexandra Palace in London. As LoCITY’s delivery programme manager, we are happy to be supporting its efforts to improve London’s air quality from within the commercial vehicle sector.
A dedicated LoCITY session will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., where delegates will get to hear more about the programme and our progress to date. Visit the LoCITY stands, V59 and V61, and meet WYG transport experts who will be able to answer your questions about LoCITY and lowering emissions.
The conference coincides with a remarkable year for low emissions. It will feature a range of guidance and tools to support operators in switching from diesel to low emission vehicles, cementing the central government’s recent plan to end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.
Sarah Wixey, Associate Director, said: “At WYG, we take our commitment to tackling carbon and air quality emissions very seriously. As LoCITY’s delivery programme manager, we are supporting fleet operators to upgrade their fleets to zero and low emission vehicles and alternative fuels."
She added: "We provide freight industry stakeholders with impartial advice to help specify appropriate vehicles and technologies which will best deliver cost-effective emissions benefits. LoCITY has produced a range of independent tools, guidance and video case studies that are freely available on the LoCITY website.”
Some of the tools at visitors’ disposal include online interactive infrastructure maps, commercial vehicle finder tools, interactive roadshows, driving training courses, and more.
Alex Williams, Director of City Planning at Transport for London, will provide an overview of the draft Mayor’s Transport Strategy to make the capital a zero-emission city by 2050, in addition to explaining what London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone will mean for fleets. The ULEZ start date has been confirmed as the 8 April 2019.
The event will also reveal some exciting new research on alternative fuels for refuse collection vehicles. Later, a panel discussion comprising UK city representatives will discuss ways to improve air quality by encouraging uptake of cleaner freight vehicles. The talks coincide with recent changes to the Weights and Dimensions Regulations that help address payload penalty issues.
LoCITY is a five-year industry-led collaborative programme aiming to improve air quality and meet climate change targets, bringing together public and private sector interests from central and local government, to vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, and refuelling and recharging suppliers.
For more information on LoCITY’s endeavours, please visit the website.