Participating towns and cities

United KingdomCity of London, United Kingdom

10.000 inhabitants
Built Environment
Department of the Built Environment
PO Box 270
City of London
(++44) 0207 332 1471
City of London already registered 7x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2019 2016 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

Participation 2009

Activities within the week Activities within the week

City of London organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2009, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
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.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

City of London implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

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)
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans
Adoption of school travel plans

Car-free day Car-free day

City of London carries out a Car-Free Day 2009 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

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.