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Clean Air Day 2024

Date(s) - 16/06/2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Warwick Road

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When is the event being held:

This is the first Clean Air Day event to be held in Kenilworth. It will take place on Sunday 16th June 2024. This is the nearest weekend to the official Clean Air Day which is taking place on Thursday the 20th June 2024.

The event will take place between 10am and 3pm in Abbey End.

What are the aims of the event:

The aim of the day is to raise awareness of air quality as a health issue and an environmental issue, and to promote active travel in and around Kenilworth where possible – to reduce congestion, improve air quality and improve health and well-being. The event aims to be fully inclusive, to be low carbon and avoid single use plastic and other unnecessary waste.

It is a joint initiative between KTC’s Cycling Delivery and Climate Emergency Groups and WDC Climate Change and Pollution teams, with support from Clean Air WarwickshireWarwickshire County Council Safe & Active travel team and the Warwick District Bicycle Mayor, Simon Storey. CJ events are subcontracted to provide traffic management and stalls.

The initiative furthers the aims of WCC’s recently adopted Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP). It also implements national policy on active travel – ‘Gear Change’ which aims for 50% of all journeys in towns and cities to be made by active travel by 2030.

What is the plan for the day:

The plan is for a community fun day, involving stalls, entertainment, and lots of active travel options to try (bikes, e-bikes, adapted bikes and other activities such as air quality monitoring). This is also intended to increase footfall for local businesses in central Kenilworth.

The intention is that part of Warwick Road (from Randall Road to the Abbey End roundabout) will be closed between 10am and 3pm for stalls and activities, and from 11am-1pm an additional 1-mile loop of nearby residential roads will be closed. Together this will create an ‘active travel loop’ so that our community, and especially our young people, can walk, wheel, cycle and ‘play out’ freely together along a short stretch of road without cars for these 2 hours – to clean up our air and get moving!