Car Free Day is celebrated across the world. This year the Mayor hosted London’s biggest ever celebration giving Londoners the chance to enjoy the city car-free and reclaim our streets while walking, cycling and exploring 🌳.
The event in 2019 took place across 20km of traffic-free roads in central London and events and Play Streets in participating boroughs, everyone enjoyed fun, free activities like yoga and meditation, cycling, pop-up picnic areas, live entertainment and more! 🎉
Reimagine events are inclusive and accessible to everyone.
How we’re making London greener 🍃🚍
- We’re working with the Mayor to create safe, green and pleasant streets, new cycle routes and crossings, encouraging school children to walk to school and growing our successful Santander Cycles scheme
- The Mayor is tackling London’s toxic air from creating the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone in Central London to cleaning up London’s buses and taxis
- We’re encouraging Londoners to walk, cycle, use public transport and choose low emission vehicles to reduce harmful emissions
Swap a car trip every week
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Do your bit and swap that trip
Help clean up London’s air by swapping one car trip a week to walking, cycling or using public transport where you can. There are many little trips taken every week that don’t always need the car.
🚶♀️ Extend your workout by walking or cycling to the gym instead
🚇 Take your family on a day trip using public transport
🚍 Try getting the bus and benefit from our off-peak Hopper fares which gives you unlimited journeys for £1.50, made within one hour of touching in
🧘♀️ Go on a mindfulness guided walk with our special audio series in partnership with Headspace
🚲 Ride a Santander Cycle, you can hire a bike from as little as £2
📍 Use our public transport for a part of your journey or the whole way. Read what we’re doing to make the network more accessible
If you do need to drive, you could
🚐 Join a car club which is a cheaper and flexible alternative to owning a car
🔌 Go electric. Electric cars have zero exhaust emissions!
💭 Think about how you drive by turning off your engine when you’re parked or in traffic for a long time and drive as smoothly as possible
Tips for your next online shop
🛒 For home deliveries, try getting all your packages sent in one go and pick a green delivery slot
🏪 Walk to collect your parcel from a nearby store instead