World Car Free Day

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Hina Bokhari Hina Bokhari Liberal Democrat

After having not participated in 2021, and with respect to the commitment you made to explore options for future car-free days in London in answer to 2021/3585, will you commit to London taking part in car free day this year?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I remain committed to reducing car use and encouraging more people to walk, cycle and use public transport.  Our ability to effectively deliver on active travel is dependent on reaching a secure longer-term funding solution with Government which will enable Transport for London (TfL) to continue to build infrastructure, engage local communities and deliver marketing and behaviour change initiatives to help people switch to active travel from their car.

No decision has been made about Car Free Day 2022 due to the ongoing uncertainty over TfL funding. Our existing funding agreement with Government has been extended until 24 June 2022 and I’m afraid that I won’t be able to confirm any plans until after this date.

I remain confident that we will still be able to do something meaningful to mark this important day.