London is going Car-Free!

Today climate activists from over 150 countries across the globe are showing their support by joining the biggest climate demonstrations in the planet's history and demand political action.

The Global Climate Strike is the third in a worldwide series of climate rallies organized by school students and led by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg.

This Sunday London will be having its largest ever Car-Free Day, as a way to tackle climate change. The event was created to draw awareness to the dangers of climate change and to encourage Londoners to explore the city without the use of their vehicle.

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, suggests that the aim of this is to encourage the residents to “reimagine” their city as completely car-free and to travel with more sustainable modes of transport such as public transport, walking or cycling.

“By enabling Londoners to explore our city without cars and traffic, we will inspire them to walk and cycle as part of their daily routine – something which is crucial to clean up our toxic air,” said Sadiq Khan.

Air pollution is considered to be one of the biggest emergencies, both to our health and our climate. The Mayor claims that 63% of all journeys in London can be made more sustainable by other modes of transport. His goal is to boost this to 80% by 2041, as part of his aim to make London zero carbon by 2050.

Even if you do not plan to travel to London this weekend, you are still able to do your part by following the same rules and using other methods of transport apart from cars this Sunday. #JoinTheEcolution and make a real difference to our climate!

Check out this link for more information on the London Car-Free day, and how you can do your part for the fight against climate change!