The city’s first-ever Philly Free Streets kicked off bright and early Saturday morning on September 24, drawing hundreds of pedestrians to 10 miles of car-less streets. Folks power-walked with the mayor, painted with Mural Arts, jumped rope with Philly Girls Jump, and took part in plenty of fitness-friendly activities all over the city. Here are 10 Instagram snapshots from the day.
1. Mayor Jim Kenney organized a power walk bright and early. Looks like Benjamin Franklin tagged along on his bike.
2. Humans and animals got in on the Philly Free Streets action.
3. Walk, run, bike, or play a piano during Philly Free Streets.
4. Philly Free Streets stretched for 10 miles along South Street and up the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
5. Impromptu chalk signs guided pedestrians to Philly Free Streets. Mural Arts Philadelphia had painting stations set up all around the event, too.
6. Dogs enjoyed the event as much as humans. Even some cats made an appearance!
7. A group of women in white wandered the Philly Free Streets event with umbrellas.
8. More pups enjoying the views!
9. Artist Gabe Tiberino created a live painting during the event.
10. South Street was closed from end to end. As pedestrians approached South Street Bridge they could continue down the Schuylkill River Trail up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.