Car Free Day
Sunday 22 Sep 2019

Sunday 22 September 2019 is World Car Free Day and we’re celebrating across the borough with street parties, tree trails, guided walks and bike rides, play streets and more to help improve air quality and tackle climate change. Take a look at our activities map to see what you'd like to get involved in.

Activities at the Ancient Marketplace and Guildhall on 22 September 
Go Cycle and Dr Bike will be in the Ancient Marketplace on Sunday for all your cycling needs. If you're new to cycling or thinking of buying a bike, pop along to the Guildhall where you can test out some different bikes and get advice to suit your needs. There will also be information and advice on living a healthy lifestyle. Come and see us! 

Free swim
If you’re planning to use the Kingfisher or the Malden Centre swimming pools on Sunday 22 September - use sustainable transport and swim for free! All you need to do is bring your proof of address.

Led walks starting at Guildhall
We will be hosting led walks around Kingston in support of ditching the car and enjoying the borough this Car Free Day. 

Walk 1 - Start at Coronation Stone at 11 - 11:30am. The walk will meander along the Towpath following the river towards Hampton Court and turn back at Harts Boatyard Pub.

Walk 2 - Start at the Coronation Stone at 2 - 2.30pm. Meander along the river under John Lewis and through Canbury Gardens and turn back at the Pavilion.

Walks are for all abilities and take around 30 minutes. 

Led cycle rides
There will be two led cycle rides starting from the Go Cycle stand in Kingston's Ancient Marketplace.

Ride 1 - Departs at 11:30am, heading towards Hampton Court and back again (approximately 5.5 miles offroad).

Ride 2 - Departs at 2pm, following the same route as above.

Please bring your own bike and arrive slightly early so that your bike can be checked before setting off. 

Click here for further information on associated activities such as Residential Street PartiesPlogolution run or walk litter picking

11:00 - Sunday 22/09/2019
16:00 - Monday 23/09/2019
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