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London Car Free Day

Find out how you can take part in London’s biggest ever Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September 2019.

About London Car Free Day

London Car Free Day is a city-wide celebration that encourages pedestrians and cyclists to reclaim London’s streets. It’s also an opportunity for everyone to consider more sustainable and active ways of getting around including cycling, walking and public transport.

Less car use can lead to cleaner air, healthier lives and closer communities. Air pollution is a public health emergency. We are determined to tackle this emergency and improve air quality for everyone. Find out what else we’re doing to improve air quality in the borough.

Play streets

We’re working with residents and schools to create local play streets, which are safe spaces where communities can get together and children can play safely in the street in a car-free environment.
If you want to apply to close your road temporarily for a play street event on Car Free Day, you should apply by 1 September.

We will publish a list of all road closures in the borough on 22 September nearer to the time.

Activities in central London

On Car Free Day, the Mayor of London will be putting on hundreds of ‘Reimagine’ events across the city that will give Londoners and visitors alike the opportunity to get out and about and enjoy London’s streets.

There will be more than 20km of closed streets in central London, including:

  • Tower Bridge (closed to all traffic)
  • London Bridge (buses only)
  • much of the City of London.

Find out more about the Mayor of London’s plans for London Car Free Day 2019