Lunchtime Streets

What is Lunchtime Streets?

“Lunchtime Streets” is a event to remove traffic from a street over a lunchtime period, so people can enjoy their lunch in a safer and more pleasant environment.

Making the streets safer for people is key to both the City of London Corporation's and the Mayor of London's Transport Strategies.

Understanding the effects and perceptions of the local community when reducing traffic at a peak times, when most people are travelling on foot or bicycle will be key to making the streets safer.

Coming Soon - Lunchtime Streets on St Mary Axe and Chancery Lane... find out more below!

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Upcoming Lunchtime Streets

St Mary Axe

The next Lunchtime Streets initiative will take place at St Mary’s Axe on the 13, 14 and 15 August.

A full programme will be posted online before the event...but you can expect more plants and planters, seating, food stalls, a bike show, giant garden games and more, and even more!

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Chancery Lane

The consultation to bring Lunchtime Streets to Chancery Lane, the City of London’s western boundary, during the first week of September is currently underway.

Two consultation meetings have taken place involving many stakeholders along the street, with exact dates and plans set to be firmed up in early July.

To register your interest in the Chancery Lane event please get in touch with Nicola at the Chancery Lane Association on 07787 538070 or via email: nicola@nfpr.com

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Is this something you would like to see on your street?

You can also let us know what you think by filling out this two minute survey: Lunchtime Streets.

Email us at rdr@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Is this a new concept?

No - Cities around the world have been finding ways to demonstrate that they put people first and that streets can be re-imagined and do not always need to be dominated by vehicles.

In European capitals such as Oslo, Copenhagen and Amsterdam (to name a few) timed closures and car-free days or times in City centre streets have shown they can improve the quality of the air, the safety of the streets, and encourage people to use and enjoy the public realm.

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Fitness in the Street! Source: www.nextpittsburgh.com

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Shoreditch Parklet. Source: www.meristemdesign.co.uk

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Greening and Seating. Source: Kcrag

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Street closure in New York.

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