Car Free Day road closures and public transport arrangements

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-07-18
Session date: 
July 18, 2019
Reference: 
2019/14510
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A resident in the City of London has been in touch with concerns about road closures in the City of London on the 22nd of September because of car free day. Please could you advise of which roads will be closed, whether residents will still be able to use their vehicles, and what public transport will be available to residents in the City of London affected by this?

Answers

Answer for Car Free Day road closures and public transport arrangements
Car Free Day road closures and public transport arrangements

Car Free Day road closures and public transport arrangements

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Detailed information about the road closures in central London for Car Free Day was made available in advance on the Transport for London (TfL) website at tfl.gov.uk/car-free-day. Businesses and residents in the event area were also notified directly about how the planned road closures could affect them. Vehicle access for emergency services, including utilities, was maintained throughout the event area.

Stations within the event area continued to operate. However, several bus routes were affected by the road closures and this was also communicated on the TfL travel information website. Buses continued to operate on London Bridge and Bishopsgate to provide access to the event area.