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Car Free Day

Putting Guildford's pedestrians first

Car Free Day 2021 - High Street

Be part of Guildford's celebration of Car Free Day on Sunday 26 September as we put pedestrians first in the town centre.  

Information for residents and businesses affected by Car Free Day

The town centre will be transformed, featuring market stalls from Ethical Vegan, Rural Crafts, antiques and our Farmer's Market. Other stalls offering street food, live music from local groups and street play for children. There will also be lots of information about how residents can step up their actions to tackle climate change. Leave your car at home and use alternative forms of transport, such as walking, cycling and public transport.

What's on

  • ethical vegan
  • rural crafts
  • antiques and brocante
  • farmer's market
  • street food
  • live music from local groups
  • street play for children 
  • information about how residents can step up their actions to tackle climate change

Car Free Day is part of how we are using the £140,000 Welcome Back Fund. The government scheme is providing councils across England with a share of £56 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This is to support the safe return to high streets and help rebuild after the pandemic.    

A more enjoyable experience is just a walk away in our town centre this Car Free Day.

How to get here

  • By foot - walk, run or dance. It's up to you
  • Cycle, scoot or skate - There are plenty of bike racks in and around the town. We will be providing 30 extra bicycle parking spaces until 5.30pm. If you don't have your own bike, hire a Brompton Bike from Guildford Station or hire an electric bike from Electric Bikes Guildford, Woodbridge Road.
  • Travel by bus - Regular buses connect Guildford to the surrounding villages and further afield. Check the local bus timetables..
  • Travel by train - Guildford has two train stations, both only a short walk from the town centre. Frequent train services operate from Guildford Station to London Waterloo, with an average journey time of 35 minutes. Direct trains also run to a from other major hubs including Reading and Portsmouth. Visit National Rail for train times and routes.

Published 13 September 2021