- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A large swath of Philadelphia is going car-free for a day in September.

Philly.com reports (https://bit.ly/29zOvs7 ) that since Pope Francis’ visit shut down a chunk of the city’s streets last year, a group of bicyclists and pedestrians have been pushing for more car-free days.

City officials say the first Philly Free Streets event is scheduled for Sept. 24. That Saturday, officials say they will temporarily close a portion of the city to vehicular traffic.

City spokesman Mike Dunn says the day will include events focused on fun and education programming, physical activity, history, arts, culture and sustainability.


Information from: Philly.com, https://www.philly.com/

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