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

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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!

 

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London Car Free Day 2018 is supported by the following organisations:

Air Quality Brentford (London Borough of Brentford)
Basil Clarke, on behalf of the Palmers Green Community website.
BeeUrban
Better Streets for 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)
ClientEarth
Councillor Caroline Russell (London Borough of Islington)
Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum (London Borough of Camden)
Decolonising Our Minds Society, SOAS University of London
Eco Action Games (London)
Emma Dent Coad, Labour Member of British Parliament for Kensington
Empathy Walks (London)
Focus E15 Campaign (London Borough of Newham, Ward of Stratford and New Town)
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 Wandsworth)
Friends of the Earth (London Boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets)
Friends of the Earth Tottenham & Wood Green (London Borough of Haringey)
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)
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
Neu Architects Ltd. (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)
New London Architecture
Norwood Action Group (London Borough of Lambeth)
Norwood Collective
Ofo UK
OuiShareUK
Our Air Our Health (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)
RAP23 (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
St Helens Residents Association (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
Suzy Harrison, Sustainable Travel Co-ordinator, on behalf of Lambeth Transport (London Borough of Lambeth)
The Kensington Society
Tower Hamlets Wheelers (London Borough of Tower Hamlets)
Ubele (London)
Walks Around Britain
Westway Trust (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
Westway23 (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
WMBstudio
Zaha Hadid Architects

 



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