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Philly Free Streets: 10 Instagram photos that captured Philly’s car-less streets

The first-ever event shut down 10 miles of streets

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.

Power walk. #PhillyFreeStreets

A photo posted by Jim Kenney (@phillymayor) on

2. Humans and animals got in on the Philly Free Streets action.

3. Walk, run, bike, or play a piano during Philly Free Streets.

A photo posted by PhillyStory (@phillystory) on

4. Philly Free Streets stretched for 10 miles along South Street and up the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

A photo posted by EXP / 215 (@explore215) on

5. Impromptu chalk signs guided pedestrians to Philly Free Streets. Mural Arts Philadelphia had painting stations set up all around the event, too.

A photo posted by Lora (@loraneely) on

6. Dogs enjoyed the event as much as humans. Even some cats made an appearance!

A photo posted by Danya Henninger (@phillydesign) on

7. A group of women in white wandered the Philly Free Streets event with umbrellas.


A photo posted by Mike Smith (@mikesmith) on

8. More pups enjoying the views!

9. Artist Gabe Tiberino created a live painting during the event.

"Philly Free Streets" #LivePainting #GTiberino #biking #PhillyMuralArts #OpenStreetsPHL

A photo posted by Gabe Tiberino (@gtiberino) on

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.

A photo posted by Genevieve Story (@guenstorm) on