London Mayor Announces Car-Free Day to Combat City’s Pollution

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has invited Londoners to leave their cars behind for a car-free day on September 22, reports CNN. “I encourage as many Londoners as possible to join in the fun and see the city from a different perspective. I will continue to work with those boroughs who are forward-looking and want to think differently about how to use road space,” Khan said in a statement. 

According to The Guardian, Khan plans to close a total of 12.3 miles of roads. Most of the streets in the City — London’s central business district — including roads around important monuments such as London Bridge and Tower Bridge, will be closed. The mayor is also encouraging boroughs to close some of their streets; so far, 18 of 32 have agreed to participate.

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