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Car-Free Day in Ilkley


There will be no cars on the Grove for the afternoon of Sunday 22 September.  Residents and visitors alike are urged to join in to celebrate World Car Free day.  Events take place internationally and are designed to give motorists an idea of their locality with fewer cars.


Climate Action Ilkley, with permission from Bradford Council, is closing the Grove between 12 and 5pm, with activities planned from 2pm.

Anna Davidson, a member of Climate Action Ilkley said  “We are not telling people to give up their cars but are asking them to think about their impact on the climate.  If they can walk or cycle or use public transport on car-free day that will be great.”


'We'll have the Two Rivers band from 2pm until 4pm, free yoga session from 4pm-4.30pm and a low-impact fashion show from 4.30pm-5pm in conjunction with Oxfam. Outside the Box will be selling coffee and cakes (with a discount if you bring your own mug!) and the will be demos of e-bikes and a track for kids to cycle on. Local environmental groups and businesses will be out on the Grove talking about what you can do to reduce your impact on climate change. '

George Abramson, Chair of Climate Action Ilkley,  said “We plan to make car-free day not just about cars but show people how we can all help to make Ilkley a zero-carbon town.”

Further details of the event are available on

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