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London set for biggest ever car-free day as 24 boroughs sign up

London is set for its biggest ever car-free day after 24 boroughs agreed to shut streets to hitch the worldwide occasion.

The centrepiece of Sunday’s celebrations, backed with £1 million from City Hall, would be the closure of Tower Bridge and Bank junction to permit “green” festivals at each areas.

Events begin with yoga on the bridge at 7.30am, adopted by a basic cycle experience to Bank.

About 18 miles of residential streets might be closed to kind 340 “play streets”.

Fifteen boroughs, together with Waltham Forest and Ealing, will maintain their very own festivals.

Mayor Sadiq Khan, writing within the Standard at the moment, stated he hoped it is going to be the “first of many” such occasions: “The level of Car Free Day is to encourage Londoners to get out of their vehicles of their each day lives, and to stroll, cycle or use public transport as a substitute. 

“No matter how obligatory, or affordable, the motion we take to deal with air air pollution and local weather change is, sadly there’ll all the time be some who blindly facet with the car lobbyists and accuse us of a ‘war on motorists’.”

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