World Car Free Day

Edinburgh car free day events

Photo shows temporary road measures on Waverley Bridge to  help keep people safe as lockdown eases

Edinburgh is hosting a World Car Free Day event on Sunday 2 October. The date of the event was rearranged following the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

World Car Free Day Zone, Waverley Bridge, 11am to 7pm.

Waverley Bridge will be transformed into an inclusive community hub of information, inspiration and activity encouraging people to consider alternatives to car travel in Edinburgh. The city's public transport operators, cycling and environmental campaigners, active travel and public safety organisations are all taking part.

Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams will be there. They play a significant role in reducing reliance on more carbon intensive forms of transport by providing a quick, convenient and reliable alternative to driving. Members of the team will be at Waverley Bridge to chat about their services, including Park and Ride options, and the vast opportunities for - and the benefits of using - public transport.

Police Scotland will offer support to cyclists and walkers with cycle security and personal safety advice, bike marking and general crime prevention information.

The Bike Station, which inspires new cyclists by selling reliable and affordable upcycled bikes, will be on hand to offer bike safety checks and bikes to try out. The team will have information on safe cycle routes throughout the city, and bike to work and cycle-friendly employer schemes.

There will also be a hosted reception and information point, additional bike parking, a wellbeing area with health and fitness demonstrations and classes and a chill-out zone. Local singers and bands including Sara Forshaw, Folk Drama, and The Wispz will provide the musical entertainment throughout the day.

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

Check back here regularly and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date as we announce exhibitors and activities.