Lambeth turns streets to play in London’s biggest car-free day

19 September 2019

Written by: Lambeth Council

Children and young people - Community Safety - Environment - Transport

Car-free Day gives parents in Lambeth the chance to reclaim the streets for children to play in a safe and car-free atmosphere.

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Lambeth turns streets to play in London’s biggest car-free day

Lambeth residents celebrate Car Free Day on 22 September with 25 Play streets and street parties all over the borough this weekend. These community-led road closures stop traffic for a few hours, bringing neighbours together to reduce car use for a cleaner, happier world.

Word from the Cabinet

Cllr Claire Holland, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Environment and Clean Air, said: “Roads and streets are as much a part of the public realm as parks and open spaces. In Lambeth, we have celebrated Car Free Day for almost a decade by closing roads and reclaiming the space for everyone’s enjoyment. This year we want to work with community groups, doing all we can to support them to make this year’s Car Free Day even bigger.”

Why have Car Free Day?

  • Air pollution is one of the biggest health emergencies, with more than two million Londoners (including more than 400,000 under 18s) living in areas above legal NO2 limits.
  • According to TfL Research, 3 in 4 Londoners worry about the impact of air pollution on their health
  • Over half of Londoners think you can always see when pollution is bad – in fact many invisible pollutants can be present in air that looks clean
  • Almost 1 in 2 Londoners don’t realise that road vehicles are the main cause of air pollution

Lambeth Play Streets by ward  

  • Ackland Cres Herne Hill
  • Aldebert Terrace/St Stephen’s Terrace Stockwell
  • Arragon Gardens Streatham South
  • Barnwell Road Coldharbour, Herne Hill
  • Berry Lane Thurlow Park
  • Chancellor Grove Thurlow Park
  • Churchmoore Rd Streatham South
  • Courtenay Street Prince’s
  • Deepdene Road Herne Hill
  • Englewood Road Clapham Common
  • Fentiman Road Oval
  • Frazier Street         Bishop’s
  • Hambro Road St Leonard’s
  • Hawarden Grove Thurlow Park
  • Hurst Street Herne Hill
  • Lewin road St Leonard’s
  • Pathfield Road St Leonard’s
  • Pyrmont Grove Knights Hill
  • Queensville Road Thornton
  • Rollscourt Ave Herne Hill
  • Talma Road Coldharbour
  • Trinity Rise Thurlow Park
  • Turret Grove Clapham Town
  • Van Gogh Walk Vassall
  • Wavertree Road Streatham Hill
  • Wellfield Road Streatham Wells
  • Wyatt Park Road Streatham Hill

Inspired by Car-Free Day?  You can help the environment everyday

  • Walk or cycle – have a positive impact on air quality and your health, save money and experience London in a different way.
  • Get around on public transport, including the Night Tube, Night Bus and Night Overground services.
  • Car clubs are a cost-effective and flexible alternative to owning a car.
  • Turn off your engine when you’re parked or waiting in traffic, and drive as smoothly as possible.