Help cut the queues and try being car free during fun weekend


Go car free and use our great value-for-money Park and Ride car parks or public transport on one of the city’s busiest weekends of the year.

That’s the message from Canterbury City Council in the run-up to World Car Free Day on Saturday 22 September as it calls on residents and visitors to help the environment and reduce pollution.

Thousands will enjoy the Canterbury Food and Drink Festival taking place on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September in the Dane John Gardens.

The First World War Centenary Drumhead Service will take place at the Spitfire Ground on the Sunday.

And for around 30,000 students at the city’s universities and their parents, it will be moving-in weekend just in time for Freshers’ Week.

Chairman of Canterbury City Council’s Regeneration and Property Committee Cllr Ben Fitter-Harding said: “We love the fact the city will be busy, bustling and full of life.

“We want our regular visitors and those new to the area to have the best possible experience.

“That’s why we are calling on people to use our Park and Ride car parks, public transport, their bikes or feet to get to these fantastic events if they can.

“You will be doing your bit to cut congestion and improve air quality while on your way to having a fantastic day out.”

It costs just £3.50 to park your car for the day at our Park and Ride sites in New Dover Road, Wincheap and Sturry Road.

You and up to five passengers will be whisked into the city centre while avoiding the queues and the hassle of finding somewhere to park.

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A whole range of Stagecoach bus routes take passengers into the city centre and Canterbury West and Canterbury East railway stations are nearby.