Contact & Activities

Participating city

1.000.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Transport & Connectivity
Joe Green
1 Lancaster Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7DJ
++44 1213033119

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

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:
A section of the iconic A38 Aston Expressway is to be converted into a paved park for Car Free Day.

The initiative, which is a collaboration between Birmingham City Council, The Active Wellbeing Society and the Sport England-funded Active Communities Local Delivery Pilot Programme, will offer people the opportunity to come and enjoy approximately a mile of the road completely car-free for the first time ever.

The day will run from 10am to 4pm and include fun activities and opportunities to play games, walk and cycle – or simply just soak up the atmosphere.