Harrow gears up for World Car Free Day

Put the brakes on car travel for a day!

Leave your car keys at home, grab your bike or scooter and reclaim the road on Sunday 22 September - as Harrow joins the biggest ever World Car Free Day celebrations.

To encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint and improve the air quality on our streets, the Council is closing off Greenhill Way (between Byron Court and Havelock Place) for a street party between 11am and 4pm.

Cllr Varsha Parmar, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said:

“This is an opportunity for the community to come together and see what streets without vehicles have to offer. Enjoy the fresh air and safety for starters. I know most of us rely on our cars to get from A to B but five hours is no time at all to leave your car at home. It might even inspire us to think of everyday, healthier and cheaper alternatives such as walking or cycling – especially for short journeys within the borough.”

Our Car Free Day events and activities include:

  • Bumper cars, face painting, children’s rides
  • Cycle promotions and training
  • Smoothie Bike
  • Dr Bike
  • Local travel info – including about public transport and electric cars
  • Public health/NHS info about asthma

More to be confirmed...

The road will be closed from 8am - 7pm. Access to disabled parking places will not be affected.

Car Free Day has been going for nearly 20 years and London has seen a year-on-year increase in the number of boroughs taking part.

For more information about the event, supported by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, visit London.gov.

Published: September 12th 2019