Celebrating Car Free Day 2020

25th August 2020 / Posted by Ross Phillips

Car Free Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 globally and on Sunday 20th September 2020 in London. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the plans for a number of Car Free Day events around the world, however, there will still be great opportunities to promote walking and cycling and playing outside through digital events this year.

CRP will be hosting a workshop at World Car Free Day London Summit on the possibilities of using low emission freight strategies to encourage car free behaviour. We are excited to share how our partners and communities have been implementing cargo bikes, electric vehicles and consolidating deliveries before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. These shifts are a brilliant way of demonstrating how businesses can react quickly to external factors and implement changes to improve their business operations and air quality in their area.

Whilst our Healthy Streets Everyday partners continue to promote active travel through Streetspace initiatives that improve walking and cycling, some are also implementing school streets that are encouraging and enabling social distancing through the removal of cars.

School Streets will play an important role in enabling social distancing at drop off and pick up times by creating more space outside of schools. It is brilliant to see so many of our HSE partners delivering these initiatives to give more space for children and parents when schools reopen in September.