Victoria Park: Kent St to go car free for a day


Vic Park Collective members Eric Tohver, Dave Lindner, Jessica Miller and Flavia Pardini. Picture: Martin Kennealey    d473622
Vic Park Collective members Eric Tohver, Dave Lindner, Jessica Miller and Flavia Pardini. Picture: Martin Kennealey d473622

UPDATE: DUE to the forecasted wet weather this weekend this event will take place on Sunday, October 8.

PEOPLE are asked to leave their cars in garages and enjoy a fun day as a large chunk of Kent Street in Victoria Park is closed to traffic.

The Vic Park Collective had organised the second Car Free Day on September 24 from 8am to noon.

The street will be closed to vehicles from Albany Highway to Gloucester Street.

Activities will included bicycle polo, street roller hockey and dancing.

Event organiser David Lindner said the concept came after former Mayor of Bogota Enrique Penalosa came to Perth a few years ago.

“He talked about car-free days when they would shut down kilometres of main roads,” he said.

“Everyone loved the event last year.

“The Town of Victoria Park was supportive as was the community.

“There were hundreds of people who came along last year.

“It was hard to tell just how many people there were because the Victoria Park Markets moved up to the Kent Street side.

“It’s quite a unique situation where you can have fun on a road where you usually can’t.”

Collective member Flavia Pardini encouraged people to ride their bicycles or walk to the event and not use their car for the day.

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