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23 Sep 2019
Yoga and bike rides on Tower Bridge – London goes car-free for a day

A number of main roads in London city centre were closed on 22 September to encourage Londoners to cycle, walk, use public transport and have street parties.

More than 20 kilometres of roads were shut in the heart of the city around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London.

The closures took place from 7am to 7pm and saw a number of physical activity session taking place in the "reclaimed streets".

Two main cross-river arteries – London Bridge and Tower Bridge – were closed to general traffic.

On Tower Bridge, the usual traffic was replaced by a group yoga and meditation sessions and
classic cycle rides.

Elsewhere, Bank Junction was transformed into a car-free festival space, with a picnic area and musical entertainment on a solar-powered stage

There were also pop-up playgrounds, guided walks, BMX competitions and bike rides on traffic-free roads, as well as street food stalls and art installations.

In a statement, London Car Free day said: "We are committed to championing traffic-free city centres and active travel.

"Our goal is to see the expansion of pedestrianised and pedestrian-priority zones across London and other global cities, starting with the Square Mile and the 200 town centres identified in the London Plan.

"Some of the easiest and most joyful celebrations of the streets as public space are Play Streets and Healthy School Streets.

"Our work focuses on the urban land use transition opportunity away from concrete, with parking and road space currently taking up between 30 and 50 per cent of all urban areas. In cities like Los Angeles, 50 per cent of urban land is taken up by concrete, representing a huge opportunity to take back more land for more productive uses."


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20 Feb 2020
Sweat 2020: ukactive announces two new reports as part of Business Intelligence service
ukactive has launched two major new reports as part of its Business Intelligence service.
20 Feb 2020
Sweat 2020 event kicks off, charting the UK's boutique fitness market
The annual Sweat event kicks off in London today (20 February), offering the UK's fitness industry a platform to discuss the future trends within the thriving boutique sector.
19 Feb 2020
ISPA Talent Symposium will offer professional one-on-one coaching sessions
ISPA has announced the addition of private coaching sessions for attendees at the upcoming ISPA Talent Symposium.
14 Feb 2020
Sweat 2020: new report to offer fresh insight into impact of multi-operator gym memberships
A report outlining membership habits and retention in the fitness sector will be released at the Sweat 2020 event next week.
06 Feb 2020
Create a culture of ‘productive generosity’: ISPA keynote to explain how
American psychologist Adam Grant has been announced as a keynote speaker for the 2020 ISPA Conference and Expo, scheduled for 14-16 October 2020.
04 Feb 2020
GBWE partners with Hutchinson Consulting and Contento Marketing
US-based wellness event Global Beauty and Wellness Exchange (GBWE) has announced a partnership with Hutchinson Consulting and Contento Marketing with the aim of bringing new buyers to the tenth annual event.
03 Feb 2020
Major step forward for Birmingham 2022 plans as £72m Alexander Stadium revamp is approved
Detailed plans for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium in Birmingham have been approved, marking a major milestone in the preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
03 Feb 2020
New ‘Together’ programme of events launched for ukactive members
Physical activity body ukactive is launching a new programme of regional events, aimed at providing a platform for the physical activity body and its members to discuss the key issues facing the sector.
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19-21 Feb 2020
ForumPiscine - 12th International Pool & Spa Expo and Congress
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Bologna
Italy
24 Feb 2020
Global Beauty & Wellness Exchange
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United States
24 Feb 2020
SAPCA Annual Conference, Awards and Annual Dinner
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Burton Upon Trent
United Kingdom
02-03 Mar 2020
Quality in Wellness and Spa
IHK Potsdam
Potsdam
Germany
03-03 Mar 2020
The Foodservice Show
ExCel
London
United Kingdom
03-05 Mar 2020
The Professional Kitchen Show
ExCel
London
United Kingdom
03-05 Mar 2020
Interiors & Tabletop Show
ExCel
London
United Kingdom
03-05 Mar 2020
Hospitality Tech Show
ExCel
London
United Kingdom
03-05 Mar 2020
Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC)
ExCel
London
United Kingdom
06-07 Mar 2020
FORUMCLUB International Congress & Expo for fitness, sport & wellness clubs
Palazzo del Ghiaccio
Milan
Italy
06-08 Mar 2020
BEAUTY Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre
Düsseldorf
Germany
08-10 Mar 2020
International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference - New York
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New York
United States
12-16 Mar 2020
Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna
Fair District
Bologna
Italy
19 Mar 2020
iConnection '10 Year Anniversary'
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