To celebrate Car Free Day on Thursday 22 September 2022, we will be encouraging residents across the borough to close their road and create space for children to play in the streets where they live.

We welcome street party applications at any time of the year as they can help bring the community together. To encourage celebrations this Car Free Day we are waiving the administration fees for street parties held on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 2022.

About Car Free Day

World Car Free Day is on 22 September. Across the world, towns and cities allow people to experience streets free of motor traffic. It’s an opportunity to re-imagine our streets around people.

How it works

Councils can use their existing powers under road traffic legislation to allow temporary street closures.

Local parents and other residents act as marshals, allowing their neighbours to drive to and from their homes at walking pace, while through traffic is re-directed.

The benefits of hosting a Play Street

There are benefits to closing a residential road, which include:

  • Allowing children to play close to home
  • Giving children the space to play safely
  • Increasing a sense of community by bringing neighbours together
  • Encouraging more activities to take place in the local area

How do I apply?

The deadline to apply to host a Play Street for Car Free Day 2022 has now passed.

See our apply to hold a street party page for details on how to hold a street party at another time of year.

Richmond Play Streets taking part in Car Free Day

Check out the map below to discover which Richmond streets are hosting a Play Street during Car Free Day.

Helpful templates

The templates below will help you organise your Play Street:

Updated: 12 September 2022

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