News from Leonie Cooper: All London councils should gear up for World Car Free Day

19 July 2018

In response to the Mayor’s backing of calls, during today’s Mayor’s Question Time, for all London councils to pledge to participate in World Car Free Day 2018, Labour’s London Assembly Spokesperson for the Environment, Leonie Cooper AM, said:

 

“I’m delighted that the Mayor has backed calls for a car-free day in London in September – it will help Londoners start to see their local streets in a very different way, as they’ll be safer and cleaner.

 

“Air pollution is associated with thousands of Londoners dying prematurely every year, so initiatives such as car-free days are absolutely integral to improving our capital’s air quality.

 

“In London, we must all play a part in tackling air pollution, so I was pleased that the Mayor backed my call for all London boroughs to pledge to get involved in World Car Free Day this September.

 

“It is also essential that schools and local organisations are fully engaged in the planning and promotion of car-free day activities, to ensure that the whole community reaps the rewards of the initiatives”.

 

ENDS

Notes to editors

-Today’s Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) session can be replayed here;

- Air pollution is associated with thousands of Londoners dying prematurely every year;

-World Car Free Day 2018 will be taking place on 22nd September;

-Leonie Cooper AM is the London Assembly Member for Wandsworth and Merton.

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