London employers urged to ban online shopping workplace deliveries

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In a recent speech to MPs in London, Val Shawcross, London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport, suggested companies help tackle urban congestion by banning employees from receiving goods ordered online at the workplace.

“We ought to be encouraging employers to ban private deliveries to premises in central London,” she said.

In her speech, Councillor Shawcross revealed that light vans now account for a fifth of traffic in the city centre.

According to The Standard, she added click-and-collect facilities at transport hubs should be promoted so that workers can collect their deliveries on their way home.

She also suggested that the £11.50 ($18.50) congestion charge be modified to charge extra for multiple trips, and extended into the evenings and weekends.