Thursday, 19 September 2019

Residents of Hambro Road and Pathfield Road host Play Streets

Councillors Nicole Griffiths and Scott Ainslie; Breathing Cities
Residents of Hambro Road and Pathfield Road will be closing their roads to traffic and hosting Play Streets on the following days:

  • Hambro Road, between No. 57 Hambro Road and No. 123 Hambro Road on Sunday 22nd September, Sunday 24th November 2019 and Sunday 26th January, Sunday 22nd March, Sunday 24th May and Sunday 26th July 2020 between 1 pm and 4 pm (alternative routes for vehicles will be available via Ellora Road and Natal Road and vice versa);
  • Pathfield Road, between Greyhound Lane and Rotherhill Avenue on Sunday 22nd September 2019 between 2 pm and 5 pm and monthly thereafter on a Sunday up to and including Sunday 20th September 2020 (alternative routes for vehicles will be available for vehicles via Greyhound Lane and Rotherhill Avenue and vice versa);

Play Streets allow local residents to reclaim their road for children to play in by temporarily closing them. The initiative also helps to tackle deadly air pollution by encouraging sustainable modes of travel and reducing emissions. 

Air pollution contributes to 9,000 deaths each year in London with, on average, three adults and one child being hospitalised every day from breathing difficulties caused by pollution.

Green Party Councillor Nicole Griffiths said: “It’s great to see local communities taking action against air pollution and creating a safe environment, free of cars, for their children to play. Toxic air pollution is particularly damaging to young children. Play streets help in reducing their exposure to dangerous air pollutants whilst encouraging them to play outdoors.”

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