Statement regarding Car Free Day

Published: Monday, 9th September 2019

Below is a statement from the council regarding the Birmingham Car Free Day event due to take place on 22 September:

We have taken the decision to postpone the Car Free Day event due to take place on the A38 Aston Expressway on 22 September to early spring 2020.

We always said that closing a section of the A38 would be hugely symbolic and ambitious and we have been really pleased with the interest and excitement this event has generated.

Birmingham City Council, The Active Wellbeing Society and partners around the city have been working hard to make this event possible but there are a number of outstanding issues that are not going to be addressable in time for the event to take place at the end of September as planned.

However, we are clear that this is a postponement, not a cancellation, and we will be announcing a new date soon – at a time when the weather has started to improve, bearing in mind that this will be an open air event.

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