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City of London ready to celebrate World Car Free Day with TfL and the Mayor on 22 September

In June, Sadiq Khan announced plans to open up 20km of roads in the centre of the capital in September for residents and visitors to the city to enjoy. London’s biggest ever Car Free Day. The celebration will include 20 kilometres of roads opened for walking and cycling around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London. See the Mayor’s press release here.

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Get moving in time for Car Free Day with Brompton Cycles.

We are thrilled to be collaborating with Brompton on a global campaign for healthier, happier cities heading into World Car Free Day.

As part of its commitment to making London a healthier, happier, and more active city, Brompton is running a competition for London MPs to win a Brompton Bike Hire dock, with Brompton bicycles, installed and maintained in their constituency. The deadline for submitting a bid document of max. 1,500 words with your local MP is Friday 6 September 2019. The bid for a Brompton Bike Hire dock should consider provision of space, promotion of the service and provision of membership for hard to reach or marginalised groups, where accessibility to active travel could have a significant impact on their lives. Please submit your bid to:


Cross River Partnership wins Mayor’s Air Quality Fund financing for Healthy Streets Everyday project & World Car Free Day open streets activations

Cross River Partnership are extremely pleased to announce that our 16-borough Healthy Streets Everyday project will be funded by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund Round 3 with the London Borough of Islington being the lead partner. CRP and participating boroughs will receive £875,000 in MAQF over three years to jointly deliver streetscape improvements, traffic regulations, car free events, standardised guidance & communications and comprehensive evaluation & monitoring. These measures will support the wider Mayoral and borough objectives of increasing the number of walking and cycling trips in London.

As part of the project, we will be encouraging partners to get involved with World Car Free Day on 22nd September. For more information on Healthy Streets Everyday please contact Susannah Wilks at"

Get ready for World Car Free Day with Meristem Design

Would you like to trial a pedestrianised high street or new Healthy School Street ahead of World Car Free Day? Get in touch with our partners at Meristem Design. This summer, Meristem are offering a free street greening audit of your school or BID area to see how a street could be transformed into healthy, traffic-free public realm, get in touch with Meristem - tell them about your plans for celebrating World Car Free Day with healthy, traffic-free streets: