Towns and cities all over the country will be barricading streets, getting out the trestle tables and hoisting the bunting tomorrow in preparation for National Car Free Day.
In Britain Brighton, Bristol, Guildford, Lewes, Manchester, Norwich, Stoke-on-Trent, Well-on-sea and Winchester are officially taking part with many more groups planning ad hoc celebrations locally.
In the capital Tower Bridge will be closed, and turfed, and Mayor Livingston will make an appearance. As well as the chance to buttonhole Ken you can sample from food stalls, see bike demos and catch up with the latest news from pro-bike pressure groups. For those south of the river Brixton too has a full programme of events.
Bristol launch the start of the Streets Alive arts festival and Guildford is shutting two streets for café and restaurant spill out and will feature images of what the town could look like if the town centre were permanently car-free.
In Lewes they’re taking this a step further shutting a section of town for 21 and 22 September and traffic counters will assess the impact of the diversions for possible permanent street changes. Norwich too is planning to close Queen Street permanently following tomorrow’s test run.
For more information see www.eta.co.uk