London to celebrate World Car Free Day 2020 on Sunday 20 September
Rediscover central London and celebrate the return of World Car Free Day 2020 on Sunday 20 September. The event is a great way to raise public awareness of the need to tackle harmful car emissions and offers a unique chance to cycle through the city – 17 miles of London’s streets will go car-free for one day.
As part of his plan to tackle London’s toxic air, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan renewed this initiative for the second time to encourage Londoners to use their car less, help improve air pollution and reduce car emissions. The Mayor of London has a target of 80% of all journeys in London to be made by sustainable modes of transport by 2041, compared to 63 per cent today.
Said Khan: “I’m determined to make this year’s event even bigger and better.”
Last year, 27 of the 32 boroughs took part in London’s Car Free Day and activities were held around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London. After the event, 65% of the Londoners surveyed said that Car Free Day events inspired them to use a car less.
London goes ‘car-free’ on 20 September to ensure the events are inclusive and accessible to people of all ages and abilities, helping boost the number of Londoners who are able to take part, although World Car Free Day itself is on 22 September.
A complete list of what roads will be closed can be found here: London Car Free Day Events
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