The area around Borough High Street is to be designated as a 'Business Low Emissions Neighbourhood' after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan funded an air quality project put forward by Better Bankside and Team London Bridge.
Five 'Business Low Emissions Neighbourhoods' – spanning five boroughs – were selected from a total of 15 bids.
In Southwark, the Better Bankside and Team London Bridge business improvement districts will deliver a project around Borough High Street enhancing and promoting routes to reduce emissions on the main roads.
Interventions will include a clean walking route from London Bridge Station to Guy's Hospital, consolidating parcel deliveries so that they are sent into one location and distributed via a low or zero-emission vehicle to reduce congestion and pollution, a green cycle path and anti-idling campaigns.
"London's toxic air is a public health crisis and I'm delighted to be working with businesses across the capital to help rid the city of these pollution hotspots," said Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
"As a pro-business Mayor I am pleased to be working with businesses to clean up our air.
"Targeted local initiatives, such as Low Emission Neighbourhoods, are a great weapon in the fight against air pollution and this action we are taking is vital for safeguarding London's health."
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