Participating cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

City of London
9.200.350 inhabitants

Local contact

Built Environment
Rory
Department of the Built Environment
PO Box 270
Guildhall
City of London
EC2P 2EJ
++44 0207 332 1471

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The City of London's goal for mobility week is different than most boroughs. Because vehicle use is not a big problem in the City of London we've decided to focus our mobility emphasis on cycling and walking as modes of transport. We will be offering: 1) bike to work day free healthy breakfast by Whole Foods Market, and free bicycle maintenance along with other goodies, 2) walk to work photo competition and information from Living Streets the national walking charity, 3) climate awareness activities on Green Day, 4) Health awareness with Cancer Research UK, 5) Cycling Forum where city officials, police, and Transport for London will discuss new cycling initiatives in the City, 6) A chance to congregate with other cyclists at movie night where a cycling film and a recent film on climate change will be shown, 7) Kids day will get the young people informed on safe road skills and other informative activities.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
For our street closure we will not be having an additional closure but rather using the permanent street closure on Carter Lane early 2009 as our "closure". There will be events held on Carter Lane the 21st September promoting sustainable travel, health, and how people can do their part in reducing climate change.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans