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Stoke Newington Church Street to go car free on 22 September


Church Street will go car free on Sunday 22 September as worldwide Car Free Day celebrations hit Stoke Newington. 

People are being invited to join the celebrations, which will include street entertainment, store pop-ups and yoga classes, as the entire street, from Albion Rd to Stoke Newington High Street is closed for the day. 

The celebrations will see private motor vehicles removed from the street to allow residents, businesses and visitors to experience what the road could look like with fewer vehicles. 

People will also be able to try out cargo bikes and get their bikes checked at stalls along Church Street. 

During the day, Hackney’s 40 Play Streets will also be invited to celebrate Car Free Day by simultaneously reclaiming their streets from cars for play. 

Play Streets, run in partnership between Hackney Council and Hackney Play Association, have been around in Hackney since 2012.

The Council is hosting a pop-up stall this weekend to ask residents what they think about reducing traffic in Stoke Newington Church Street. 

Free Hackney Play Streets Pack

All Hackney Streets participating in this year’s Car Free Day Play Street event will receive a free Play Streets pack, courtesy of Hackney Council.

What else is happening in London on Car Free Day?

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the biggest ever celebration of Car Free Day in the capital, including hundreds of free activities taking place on 20 kilometres of closed roads around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London. By hosting a Play Street / Estate on Car Free Day, you will be part of the capital wide effort to help Londoners ‘reclaim’ their streets and ‘reimagine’ a car-free city.