Hammersmith & Fulham Council has joined up with Hammersmith BID to host a fun day of car-free events on Wednesday 22 September.
The event will mark World Car Free Day and it’s your chance to see the borough in a whole new way.
It runs from 10.30am until 4pm in Hammersmith Bridge Road. Please go to the approach road to Hammersmith Bridge that is currently closed to car traffic.
E-scooter training – 1pm-3pm
If you’re curious about riding one of the new trial e-scooters for the first time, it’s a chance for you to try out an e-scooter under strict guidance and restricted speeds.
All training trials are free, 1-2-1 and are suited to your level of experience. Representatives from e-scooter operator Tier will be on hand to lead the training and safety courses. You will also receive a free foldable helmet and free rides after your taster session.
Cycle training and tours – 10am-3pm
If you are new to cycling, would like to try commuting but are a bit nervous; or would like a refresher on the Highway Code and negotiating traffic – this is for you.
Join one of our cycling training sessions or take part in a guided tour through Hammersmith and build up your confidence.Tours will be 11am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-3pm.
Training is available throughout the event, so please sign up and pop in, even if just for 10 minutes! We have a small number of bikes available if you are keen to join but do not own a bike. Book for cycling training and tours here.
Wanna cycle for a fruit smoothie? The Bike Works team will be bringing their smoothie bike from 11am to 3pm so you can fuel up with a free drink for all the walking and cycling.
The last-mile delivery service Parcels not Pollution will also be on hand to answer any questions about free business deliveries in Hammersmith.
Walking tours – 1pm-2pm
If you prefer to see the borough on foot, Blue Badge walking guides will be on hand to lead you on a ‘Green’ guided Walking Tour from 1pm to 2pm.
One of the friendly guides will introduce you to an 18th Century landscape gardener, a pub popular with filmmakers, riverside gardens, and a Stuart inventor. Come and enjoy your lunchtime away from the traffic.
Engaging our communities with the benefits of going car-free is just one of the ways we’re taking urgent action to combat climate change.
This is part of our commitment to cut carbon emissions across our borough to net zero by 2030.
We’ve already made huge strides towards becoming the greenest borough in Britain including a whole range of policies which:
- improve air quality
- promote biodiversity
- reduce traffic congestion and pollution
- make our streets cleaner and greener
- work with our community to put environmental concerns at the heart of all we do.
Join our Climate Carnival
Do you want to get more involved in local climate change activities?
We’re hosting the first H&F Climate Carnival in the week leading up to COP26 – the United Nations’ climate conference which is held in Glasgow this November. From workshops to webinars, nature tours to talks, we’re inviting everyone to learn and act together.
“To meet our goal of net zero in H&F we need everyone to get involved,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, Cabinet Member for Environment. “That’s why we’re launching H&F Climate Carnival. With events and activities for all ages, this is a chance for everyone to engage with local climate action.”
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