Here is your weekly commercial drivers travel update, which sets out changes and events that could affect your planned operations.
From today, Thursday 28 June until late 2019, roads in and around Highbury Corner will be busier than usual. This is due to construction work to introduce two-way traffic and build a new cycle route.
Community Festival, Finsbury Park
From 09:30 Friday 29 June until 23:59 Sunday 1 July, parts of Seven Sisters Road will be closed as pedestrian levels increase. From approximately 22:00 until 23:15 on 29 and 30 June and 1 July, and from approximately 21:30 until 22:45 on 1 July, Seven Sisters Road will be closed between Hornsey Road and Green Lanes, as well as some adjoining roads. Stroud Green Road will also be closed between Upper Tollington Park and Seven Sisters Road.
NHS is 70 march, Westminster
From 12:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 30 June, there will be road closures from Whitehall to Trafalgar Square via Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Haymarket, as well as their approaches.
Summer Streets event, Regent Street
From Sunday 1 July until Sunday 22 July, Regents Street will be closed from 08:00 until 20:00 each Sunday, between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street in both directions and southbound between Mortimer Street and Oxford Street. On Sunday 15 July, this closure will start from 07:00. New Burlington Street will be closed between 05:00 and 21:00 each Sunday during this period.
Wimbledon Tennis Championships
From 08:00 Monday 2 July until 23:00 Sunday 15 July, there will be increased traffic levels and pedestrian activity around Southfields, Wimbledon Village, Wimbledon town centre and the area around the Wimbledon tennis Complex on Church Road and Wimbledon Park Road. These are likely to be affected by traffic delays and parking restrictions.
LoCITY is hosting a second series of half-day roadshows, to help commercial vehicle operators explore a wide range of established and emerging ultra-low emission technology. The first of four free-of-charge events will focus on urban distribution HGVs. You’ll hear from fellow operators already trialling alternative fuelled delivery vehicles across their fleets, as well as experts on clean refrigeration, telematics, eco-driving and routing technology. And if you want to explore the vehicles themselves, there will be a wide range on display aimed at the urban distribution sector. It is free to attend, but you must register in advance.
Date: 18 July
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
Address: Twickenham Stoop Stadium, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham, TW2 7SX
Euro VI retrofit technology survey
FTA and RHA are seeking feedback on members’ interest in Euro VI retrofit technology. To comply with the Ultra Low Emission Zone in London and Clean Air Zones (CAZ) proposed elsewhere in the UK, operators of pre-Euro VI/6 diesel-engined vehicles must choose whether to replace or retrofit their vehicles or pay a daily charge to access the zones (in Scotland non-compliant vehicles will be banned from cities with Low Emission Zones). Your help in completing this survey will assist in identifying the vehicle makes, models and applications where demand for retrofit systems is greatest. The survey may be found here.