People Parking Day

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September, 2021

Across London we will be seeking to reclaim car parking spaces for people, especially the 2/3 of families in inner London who don’t own a car.

There are 1 million car parking spaces in London, stretching for 3,000 miles – almost the same as crossing the Atlantic from UK to America!

Getting involved is really easy. But we’ve produced this short how to guide to help you out. You can print it out and share with friends, family and neighbours.

Or watch this video / share with your friends and family:

What is People Parking Day?

Do share your photos and videos with us…you could win a £100 prize (£50 runner up).

We’ll be uploading your activities on to this map:

Share your photos & videos

Tag us using #PeopleParking

Twitter: @londonparklet

Instagram: @londonparkletcampaign


Join our Family Bike Ride on 25 September!

Need inspiration? Join our ‘Tour de Parklets du Nord’ – a family bike
ride with @IBikeLondon to parklets in Hackney & Islington on Saturday
25 September, 2021.

Meet at 1pm at 45 St Paul Street, N1 7DJ. No need to RSVP.

Map of planned ride:

What’s People Parking Day all about?

There’s a short film of one of our founders, Brenda talking about her parklet in Hackney on Channel 5.

People Parking Day Founder Brenda Puech on Channel 5
  • People Parking Day is about reclaiming public car space for people to enrich our shared environment. Lots of groups are involved including London Parklet Campaign and Living Streets
  • London Parklet Campaign would like to see at least one parking space in every street turned into a parklet: where people can sit and chat, a space for plants, bikes, children playing.
  • We’re calling on local authorities to help that happen. Get involved and let your local councillors know what you think. You can find details of your local councillors by putting in your postcode here and a list of all London councillors here.

If you want to get involved with People Parking Day, email us by 15 September with details of your name, location and what you plan to get up to.