We will significantly reduce the food miles covered by your food, and take traffic away from the city centre.
Food can cover a vast distance between the area of its production and your plate. Over half of the fruits and vegetables available in the UK have been imported, and even that which is grown in the UK often covers a significant distance in domestic transport, all the while emitting tonnes of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. In fact, around 9% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK food chain are attributed to commercial transportation of food.
The food that is handled at the Food Hub will predominantly come directly from farms that are local to Cambridge. This food, along with products created by small businesses in the incubator kitchens, will be distributed efficiently throughout the city. Shared delivery routes will be made in electric vehicles (which recharge from renewables), reducing both congestion and emissions.