London's biggest ever Car Free Day on 22 September
London's biggest ever Car Free Day will take place on Sunday 22 September.
The programme will run between 10.30am and 5pm across 27km of traffic-free roads around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London
Fifteen boroughs - including Ealing, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest - are also running their own Car Free Day celebrations, enabling Londoners all across the capital to experience what their streets would be like without cars.
Twenty-four boroughs across London are supporting more than 340 Play Streets – creating safe spaces where local people can socialise, relax and play – far exceeding the target of 200.
Car Free Day will help encourage the change in behaviour needed to meet the Mayor’s ambitious target of 80 per cent of all journeys to be taken via sustainable modes of transport by 2041, compared to 63 per cent today.
Courier company CitySprint will be supporting the event. The company's CEO Paul Gisbourne said: “As the UK’s leading same day delivery company, we’re proud to support London’s biggest ever Car Free Day on Sunday 22nd September.
"We will be delivering hundreds of deliveries within the 20km of closed roads on Sunday by pushbike, cargo bike, and have also recruited a walker to hand deliver items.
"Whilst Car Free Day is only one day, here at CitySprint we have long understood our responsibilities to the world around us and are committed to reducing the impact of our operation on the environment – and helping our customers do the same. Alongside the largest courier pushbike fleet in the UK, we have introduced newer green vehicles into our operation, including electric vans, electrically-assisted cargo bikes and even a hydrogen-powered delivery van. Ultimately, achieving a cleaner, more sustainable future can only happen with a united effort. Looking forward, we’re excited to continue exploring zero-emission technology as a way of helping our customers go green.”