Car-Free Days

Along with permanent improvements to our city, we're fighting for more car-free days in Norwich (and more ambitious car-free days!)

These events - in which several busy roads in a city centre are closed to general traffic - are a brilliant way to show citizens how their city could be with vastly fewer cars: quieter, safer, and cleaner, and with more chances to connect with friends and neighbours

Car-Free Days are sometimes criticized for being 'just one day', but research has shown that even short term disruption can lead to long term behaviour change, as in the case of strikes on the London Underground


In September 2019, Norwich had its first official Car-Free Day, to celebrate World Car-Free Day. 7 residential streets were closed for street parties (arranged by the residents themselves), while the local branch of Extinction Rebellion held a street party on St Peters' Street in the city centre.