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Sun, 24 Sept



Car Free Day 2023: Active Travel!

Experience Guildford's car free day and learn from local experts on the benefits of active travel.

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Car Free Day 2023: Active Travel!
Car Free Day 2023: Active Travel!

Time & Location

24 Sept 2023, 11:00 – 25 Sept 2023, 16:30

Guildford, Guildford, UK

About the Event

🚶‍♀️ Guildford's Car Free Day 2023: Embracing Community and Choices 🚴‍♂️

On  September 24th, Guildford Borough Council is taking a step towards a  greener future with Car Free Day. As we temporarily close the streets,  we invite you to join your local community in exploring an alternative  way of moving through our town. 🌆🛑

This day offers a chance to  experience a town where pedestrians are in focus, a vision that's both  inspiring and open to dialogue. We respect that preferences vary, and  we're here to share the possibilities that a more pedestrian-friendly  environment can bring. 🚶‍♂️🚗

Connect with respected voices from  the council, the University, and residents to understand how we can  address climate change together. Your concerns and questions matter –  this event aims to provide insights and information that cater to a  range of perspectives. 🌱🗣️

By the end of the day, our goal is  simple: to offer you options. Whether you're looking to explore cleaner  transport alternatives, save time and money, or simply gain a new  perspective, this event has something for everyone. No matter your age  or opinions, we invite you to engage in the conversation and discover  new ways to make our community more sustainable. 💡🌍

So save the  date for September 24th and be part of an inclusive discussion that  shapes our town's future. Let's come together to consider the  possibilities and the choices that lie ahead. 🌈🚦


Our exciting lineup of speakers who will share their knowledge and experience of active travel.

11:30 - 11:45 am  ZERO's introduction to active travel (David Carpenter-Lomax, Zero Carbon Guildford)

12:00 - 12:15 pm How one councillor ditched his car for an eBike, to fully understand the barriers to active travel(Paul Deach, Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment - Surrey County Council)

12:30 - 12:45 pm  Surreys Living Lab Active Travel Research (Dr. Nikolas Thomopoulos, Associate Professor in Transport - University of Surrey)

1:00 - 1:15pm - TBC

1:30 - 1:45pm - Air pollution: a workplace issue (Graham  Petersen, Environment Coordinator for the University and College Union  and author of Greener Workplaces for a Just Transition Toolkit)

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