Car Free Sundays (2)

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


With reference to your experiences of a car free Sunday in Jakarta, you were reported as saying "I will certainly be asking TfL to dust down those old ideas and let's have a look at them again". Will you share the plans that you have asked TfL to re-consider?


Answer for Car Free Sundays (2)

Answer for Car Free Sundays (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On a number of occasions throughout the year, London closes off its roads to traffic to allow pedestrians to access the streets for travelling, socialising, sporting activities and shopping. This ranges from major events such as the London Marathon, Notting Hill Carnival, and Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling, to the pedestrian VIP days in the West End.  In addition there are a number of smaller scale, local traffic-free events around London such as local car-free days, street parties and play streets.

I have asked TfL to look at the potential of further car free days and events in London. Once this work has been done I am happy to discuss it further.