This post was first published by Croydon BID on 16/09/2018.
Celebrate World Car Free Day by joining town centre play street
On Saturday 22 September Croydon High Street will become a play street, open to any children who want to join in and mark World Car Free Day.
The drop-in event between 1.30pm-4.30pm mirrors other play streets – which allow families to have fun on temporarily closed roads.
Councillor Stuart King, cabinet lead for environment and transport, said: “World Car Free Day is a great initiative to encourage people to make healthy life choices while helping our planet.
“Play streets are held across the borough on a regular basis and offer a fantastic way for communities to come together.
“Staff and members of other schemes across the borough will be on hand so why not come along, enjoy the day and find out more about setting up a play street in your area?”
The day of action promotes other means of transport and allows residents to see their communities with fewer vehicles on the road.
Play streets across the borough allow communities to temporarily close suitable roads, giving children and neighbours a space to enjoy and an opportunity to make new friendships.
Anyone attending the High Street event is invited to bring games or activities. Children should be supervised at all times and bikes and scooters should not be taken to the event.
Other play street events in the borough include Love Lane, which won the Play Street of the Year award for London in 2016 and 2017, and Brampton Road.