Celebrate Car-Free Day with Hackney Play Streets, Saturday 22 September 2018

Car Free Day has been celebrated in Hackney for many years, but this year a group of over 100 community organisations, businesses and elected representatives have encouraged Local Councils, the Mayor of London and Transport for London to support a London-wide move towards open streets and active travel.

Working in partnership with Hackney Council and London Play, supported by London Car Free Day, Hackney Play Streets are proposing to lead by example by activating as many of our existing Play Streets as possible to celebrate Car Free Day on Saturday 22 September 2018.

Photo of Play Streets in action

Get Involved

If you already run a Hackney Play Street or Play Estate, you can take part in Car Free Day on Saturday 22 September by contacting Allison Vitalis from Hackney Play Streets (Allison.vitalis@hackneyplay.org) by 14 September to sign your street or estate up to take part.

If you are a Hackney Estate and want to take part In Car Free Day contact Allison who can assist you in becoming a Play Estate.

If you are not already an established Play Street, unfortunately, your street isn’t eligible to apply to run a Play Street on Car Free Day this year. However, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! Contact Allison to see how you can apply to be a Play Street in the future, and to find out where Hackney’s existing Play Streets celebrating Car Free Day are near you, so you too can experience the magic of Play Streets.

Free Hackney Play Streets Pack & Participation Prizes

If you sign up with Hackney Play Streets to take part in Car Free Day by Friday 14th September there are play resources and prizes on offer from our partners Hackney Council & London Play.

  • All participating Hackney Play Streets and Play Estates will receive a free Play Streets Pack, courtesy of Hackney Council.
  • All London streets that participate in Car Free Day will be entered in a draw and have a chance to win a free on-street go-cart building workshop run by London Play (awarded after 22 September).
  • All Hackney streets that participate have the chance to win one of five free play resources, courtesy of London Play.

Hackney Play Streets and Estates taking part in Car Free Day

Take a look at the map below to discover the Hackney Play Streets and Play Estates already signed up to celebrate Car Free Day.

Link to our Partners

Hackney Play Association is delighted to be working in partnership with:







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