World Car Free Day

Join in with cycle September

In Edinburgh, a range of events and activities are planned throughout September to support anyone considering alternative transport options that will help us to achieve net zero 2030 by reducing congestion and pollution.

This includes World Car Free Day on Friday 22 September when various cities across the world will encourage their citizens to think about greener, healthier ways to travel for everyday journeys, promoting the benefits of walking, wheeling and cycling to our quality of life.

September events and activities

1-30  Love to Ride are running a fun, free and friendly biking challenge – Cycle September. You can ride anywhere, anytime to be in with a chance of winning a holiday and other prizes.

22   SCOREscotland-led activities at Sighthill Crescent car park, EH11 4QB. Dr Bike, 10 am to 3.30 pm, Cycle training for adults, 10 am to 12 pm, Play together on pedals for children three to five, 2 to 4 pm. 

22    Connecting with Nature Story-Telling Workshop with Bridgend Farmhouse, 11am to 4pm.

22     George Heriot’s Car Free Day Event in school playground

23     Led ride for women from Wester Hailes to Craigmillar.

23    BANZAI Cargo Bike Community Event , Montpelier, in front of Brunstfield Primary.

23-24 Cycling and Climate Engagement Doors Open at Bridgend Farmhouse. A variety of events and workshops.

23     Lothian Buses Doors Open Day, Central Garage, 55 Annandale Street, 11am to 3 pm.

23     Community Environment Fair, Northfield Community Centre, 12 to 3.30 pm.  .

25     Scotland's climate week 25 September to 1 October

27    Thistle Outdoors Event encouraging staff and community to leave the car at home and consider other ways to travel 

28     Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust path opening of the Water of Leith NCN path upgrade

30     Led ride for women from Wester Hailes to Ratho Marina.

Whatever your age or ability there will be something for you!  


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