Stoke Newington Church Street set to celebrate Car Free Day

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Stoke Newington Church Street will go car free next Sunday as part of Car Free Day celebrations across London. 

People are being invited to join the celebrations, which will include street entertainment, store pop-ups and yoga classes, as the entire street, from Albion Rd to Stoke Newington High Street is closed for the day. 

There will also be a chance for local people to have their say on the Council’s successful bid to the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund to reduce polluting traffic on the street.

In addition to car free Church Street, the Council is working with Hackney Play Association to set up the borough’s biggest ever simultaneous Play Street event. 

16 Play Streets will run on the day, with residents from across the borough invited to join in. 


Car Free Day is a powerful demonstration of how much we could improve our public spaces and tackle poor air quality if we reduce the number of polluting cars on our streets. 

We’re reclaiming the whole of Church Street for people to enjoy on the day, with lots of fun activities and pop-ups from local shops, who will be spilling out onto the pavement as part of the celebrations. There’ll be lots of Play Streets running across the borough too, where roads are reclaimed from cars for play. I can’t wait to join everyone on the day.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

To find out more about what’s happening on Car Free Day, visit www.hackney.gov.uk/car-free-day.