Celebrate World Car Free Day in Shoreditch

A busy street will play host to a free garden party and a number of car parking spaces across Shoreditch will be transformed into temporary parks as part of Hackney’s World Car Free Day celebrations on Friday 22 September.
World Car Free Day is an opportunity to rethink how to use the space given to cars. Hackney is a dense borough and, while a large amount of our public space is dedicated to motor vehicles, only 35% of Hackney residents own a car. The Council wants to find out if there is a better way to use some of that space to benefit everyone.
On Garden Walk, between Rivington Street and Great Eastern Street, the removal of cars will transform the road for the Garden Walk Garden Party. Passers-by can enjoy the lush setting, with beautiful trees and relaxing seating, while indulging in some great food and drink from local retailers. There will also be stalls selling cycling accessories, and music from a pedal powered sound system.
The activities aren’t limited to Garden Walk - visitors will be able to follow the Pop-Up Parklet path and discover surprising alternatives for kerbside space. Look out for seating nooks, play areas, and more!

Car Free Day is a part of the Council’s wider objectives to improve the quality of the public realm, tackle poor air quality, and be a model for sustainable urban living in London.   We know that there is a demand for parklets and road closures across the borough. The pop-up parklets are an opportunity for us to see what works, and how they could be rolled out more widely.  In the future we want to provide a way for local residents to suggest locations and uses for more permanent parklets everywhere.

    The Council is also about to consult on proposals to close Garden Walk to traffic permanently – Car Free Day will allow people to see how removing vehicles can improve the environment for residents, businesses and visitors alike.

Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport and Parks„
Hackney Goverment
WorldCarFreeDay Shoreditch GardenWalk
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
6 views in january
I recommend
No recommendations yet


Post your comment to communicate and discuss this article.

England female basketball stars were joined by an NBA great to inspire young women to take up their sport. Siobhan Prior and Georgia Jones were joined by three-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen at the Jr. NBA Girls Clinic, hosted at CitySport in Barbican on Monday, before a game at the O2 on Thursday between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks. Prior and Jones, who were in the silver medal-winning England Women’s team at the Gold Coast Commonwealth...
Grieving parents heard that new medical practices could have saved their baby, who died in their arms at just four days old from preventable brain damage caused during labour. Sebastian Clark was born at Kingston Hospital on March 8 2017,  with devastating injuries from which he would never recover. Failure by midwives to escalate the case and subsequent failure by doctors to expedite the pregnancy, despite knowing that Sebastian’s mother Alison had develo...
A man has been tasered and arrested by police at a train station in south London. The 59-year old is currently being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon after being detained at Tulse Hill. British Transport Police officers were called to the station just after 6:30pm to reports of someone carrying a knife. Nobody was injured and the arrest is not believed to be terror related. Witnesses are being urged to conta...
A mother has died and her eight-month-old boy is in hospital after being hit by a car as they crossed a road. The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was pushing a pram when they were hit in Anerley, south London, last night. The boy is in a serious condition after suffering from life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car that is believed to have hit them was also taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and is helping police with their inqu...
News Company
Breaking up with your partner is always a disastrous event. However, if your partner decides to break up with you, it isn’t necessarily the end. Statistically 66% of exes want to get back together again. 50% of separated couples reunite. Here we will show you tips on how to fix a broken relationship. If you want to find your love you must realize that it is all about respect and understanding your beloved one.  Accepting The Situation  You have to calm dow...
A Londoner who used to contemplate suicide on his morning commute is now running the length of every Tube line to raise money for a mental health charity. Daniel Sherry, 29, quit his sports PR job in April 2018 and set about completing “30 challenges before 30”, including running his first marathon and cycling from London to Paris. His latest exploit is seeing him traverse all 11 lines of the capital’s 249 mile-long underground network above ground, on foo...
The family of London teenager Jayden Moodie say he had no links to gangs and was "murdered in cold blood". Jayden Moodie, 14, was stabbed to death by attackers who knocked him off a moped in Leyton on Tuesday in what police believe was a targeted attack. The teenager had moved from Nottingham to London with his mother six months ago for a "new start". No arrests have been made over Jayden's death, the Met Police has said. Speaking near to the scene where J...
A clubber who ploughed his car onto a packed dance floor in a drink and drug-fuelled rage after being thrown out by bouncers has been jailed for 28 years. Mohammed Abdul said he felt “humiliated” after being ejected from Blake’s nightclub in Gravesend, Kent, on March 17 last year. He drank at least 15 glasses of vodka, tequila shots and more than “five to 10 spliffs” of cannabis before he got behind the wheel of his Suzuki Vitara. Bouncers had kicked him o...
More than 100,000 spectators will descend on central London to watch the Mayor’s firework display tonight as the capital gears up for New Year’s Eve. Barriers have been put in place lining the streets ahead of the display, which has sold out. Fences have also been erected around fountains at Trafalgar Square ahead of Tuesday’s New Year’s Day parade. Tickets are no longer available but the display is visible from Greenwich Park, Hampstead Heath, Vauxhall Br...