CLIMBDOWN ON CAR FREE DAY
High Road to remain open as road closure only
to affect Town Hall Avenue
controversial plan to close a section of Chiswick
High Road for a "Car Free Day" festival
has been abandoned in favour of a less ambitious
scheme. Instead, Town Hall Avenue, the short
stretch of one-way road that splits Turnham
Green will be closed.
Council claimed that the consultation held
last month showed that many local residents
were in favour of the plan to close the High
Road. However the Emergency Services indicated
that other large events in London that day
would stretch their capacity.
700 towns and cities throughout Europe including
17 London Boroughs will be closing a street
or area to all traffic for the day.
Council spokesperson said, "The aim is
to help people re-discover town centres without
vehicle congestion, noise and pollution, to
re-think the way we travel and to provide an
opportunity to envisage a future with less
reliance on cars."
stalls and information stalls will be set up
for the day and there will be a variety of
other events such as street performers, entertainment
and games and activities for children.
people would like to be actively involved in
the event then contact Matthew Hinton on 020
8583 5205 or email email@example.com
Enraged by Lack of Consultation on Car Free