Participating cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

London, Camden
210.700 inhabitants

Local contact

Environment
Matthew Prince
5th Floor, Town Hall, Argyle Street,
WC1H 8EQ London
++44 20 7974 6488

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
A road will be closed for a day and new pedestrian measures and a walking guide launched with the aim of encouraging active zero emission travel.
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:
Great Queen Street is located in the heart of Covent Garden, London. A length of carriageway will be closed for a day to facilitate a launch event for a new public square. The road usually carries 2-way traffic and is a busy road with retail and restaurants. It is in the heart of Theatreland and so has significant pedestrian flows, which the new pedestrian facilities and public square is designed to cater for and improve safety and the wider walking environment.
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:
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas