Bloomsbury 2030 – London’s first traffic-free neighbourhood?

27th April 2021 / Posted by CRP Team

London Car Free Day are collaborating with the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and Bloomsbury Air on a new project to reimagine the future of Bloomsbury as London’s first traffic-free neighbourhood that places young people, environmental and social resilience, and active mobility at the heart of urban design. The project will bring together young patients at GOSH, artists, architects, planners and other community stakeholders to re-imagine what Bloomsbury could look like without traffic and an ambitious landscaping strategy through the 2020s.

What would it take to turn Bloomsbury into London’s first traffic-free, landscaped neighbourhood? London Car Free Day are running an online roundtable on 29th April 2021 to discuss how Bloomsbury could build on international examples including Barcelona’s SuperBlock concept, Milan’s conversion of road space into public plazas, and the traffic-free city centre ambitions of Paris, Oslo, and Edinburgh.