Let's have London's first Car Free Day!

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Let's have London's first Car Free Day!

This petition had 10,281 supporters
Marco Picardi started this petition to Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) and

Everyday Londoners like me are breathing in toxic fumes that can seriously damage our health. This city is home for me and my family, and because of that I’m determined to do something about it.

Studies show that almost 10,000 people a year are dying from air pollution in London. The fumes increase the risks of developing respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, and are especially harmful  to children and the elderly. The mountain of medical research on the dangers of air pollution in London makes me worried about how the toxic air we breathe is affecting our loved ones. But I know that  London is one of the greatest cities in the world, and that working together we have an opportunity to show that another way is possible.

This is why I want London Mayor Sadiq Khan to agree to hold a Car Free Day on Saturday 22nd September 2018. It will be a day of community celebrations and street parties across London. It will be a day when families and communities gather outdoors and breathe fresh air. It will be a day for Londoners to come together to demonstrate a shared vision of a healthier, cleaner, greener future.

Other cities around the world, from Jakarta to Bogota to Paris, have a Car Free Day. They’ve done it successfully, and so can we. The day will be a catalyst for a better urban future for all Londoners and will demonstrate our global leadership in the transition to greener, cleaner, and healthier cities.

This exciting opportunity can only happen with your support. Sadiq Khan has already said he’s looking to find ways of improving London’s air quality. If enough of us tell him that we want this, he’ll have to agree. Please sign and share!

List of endorsers: 

Community Groups and NGOs

Air Quality Brentford (London Borough of Brentford)
Basil Clarke, on behalf of the Palmers Green Community website.
Better Streets Enfield (London Borough of Enfield)
Better Streets Tower Hamlets (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)
Bloomsbury Air (London Borough of Camden)
Blue Green Dream, Imperial College London
Campaign for Better Transport (London)
Car Free Day Lambeth (London Borough of Lambeth)
Clean Air Merton (London Borough of Merton)
Clean Air Parent’s Network
Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum (London Borough of Camden)
Decolonising Our Minds Society, SOAS University of London
Eco Action Games (London)
Empathy Walks (London)
Focus E15 Campaign (London Borough of Newham, Ward of Stratford and New Town)
Fossil Free London
Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Barnet)
Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Croydon)
Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Ealing)
Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Havering)
Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Hillingdon)
Friends of the Earth (London Borough of Wandsworth)
Friends of the Earth (London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets)
Friends of the Earth Tottenham & Wood Green (London Borough of Haringey)
Global Action Plan
Green Bermondsey (London Borough of Southwark)
Green Gumption
Green Westway (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
Grenfell Action Group (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Development Group (London Borough of Sutton)
Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum (London Borough of Brent)
Inner London Area Ramblers
JustMap (London)
Kensington Society
King's College London, Environmental Research Group
Lee Forum
London Cycling Campaign
London Living Streets
London National Park City
London Sustainability Exchange (LSx)
Make Air Safe and Clean (MASC) (London Borough of Richmond upon Thames)
MP Smarter Travel
Mums for Lungs
Norwood Action Group (London Borough of Lambeth)
Norwood Collective
OuiShare UK
Our Air Our Health (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)
Play London
RAP23 (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
St Helens Residents Association (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
Sustrans for London
Suzy Harrison, Sustainable Travel Co-ordinator, on behalf of Lambeth Transport (London Borough of Lambeth)
The Kensington Society
Thames Baths Project
Tower Hamlets Wheelers (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)
Trees for Cities
Ubele (London)
Walks Around Britain
Westway Trust (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
Westway23 (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)


Bee Midtown BID
Neu Architects Ltd.
New London Architecture
Northbank BID
Ofo Bike UK
WATG Architects
WMB Studio
Zaha Hadid Architects

Elected Representatives
London Assembly Members

Caroline Pidgeon MBE, London Assembly Member (Liberal Democrats)
Leonie Cooper AM, London Assembly Member, Merton & Wandsworth (Labour)

Inner London

Julian Fulbrook, Councillor, Holborn and Covent Garden Ward (Labour)
Sue Vincent, Councillor, Holborn & Covent Garden Ward (Labour)

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Denise Hyland, Leader, Royal Borough of Greenwich (Labour)

Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport and Parks, Hackney (Labour)
Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability, and Community Services, Hackney (Labour)

Hammersmith and Fulham
Caroline Ffiske, Councillor, Avonmore and Brook Green Ward (Conservative)

Caroline Russell, Councillor, Highbury East Ward (Greens)
Claudia Webbe, Executive Member for Environment & Transport (Labour)
Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Councillor, Junction Ward, Executive Member for Community Development (Labour)

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Emma Dent Coad, Member of British Parliament for Kensington (Labour)

Chris Barnham, Councillor, Crofton Park Ward (Labour)
Hilary Moore, Councillor, Grove Park Ward (Labour)
Joan Millbank, Councillor, Telegraph Hill Ward, Cabinet Lead for the Third Sector, Community and Equalities (Labour)
Liam Curran, Councillor, Sydenham Ward, Chair, Sustainable Development Scrutiny Committee
Luke Sorba, Councillor, Telegraph Hill Ward, Chair Children & Young People Select Committee (Labour)

Anood Al-Samerai, Councillor, Riverside Ward, Southwark (Liberal Democrats)
Dan Whitehead, Councillor, Surrey Docks Ward, Southwark (Liberal Democrats)
Ian Wingfield, Cabinet Member for Environment & Public Realm, Southwark (Labour)
Maisie Andersen, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Social Regeneration, Southwark (Labour)

Tower Hamlets
Rachel Blake, Councillor Bow East Ward (Labour)
Danny Hassell, Councillor, Bromley South Ward (Labour)

Annamarie Critchard Councillor, Tooting Ward (Labour)

Outer London

Andrew Steed, Councillor, Southfield Ward (Liberal Democrats)
Gary Malcolm, Councillor, Ealing Liberal Democrat Group Leader (Liberal Democrats)

Joan Ryan, Member of British Parliament for Enfield North (Labour)

Sir Edward Davey, Member of British Parliament for Kingston and Surbiton

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