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Free Streets 2019: photos that captured the carless event

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People walked, biked, and drew on the pavement

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Free Streets, Philly’s popular annual event, returned last weekend, bringing eight miles (round trip) of carless event space to North Broad.

The route, which stretched from City Hall all the way up to Erie Avenue, was entirely closed down to vehicles for five hours Saturday, giving Philadelphians and visitors the opportunity to bike, walk, and run the length of the major roadway.

Numerous local businesses and organizations came out for the event, hosting everything from dance workout classes to history lessons. Several stops along North Broad Street also offered the chance to add some color to the route, with chalk painting stations.

Check out some of the best images of the event that were captured this weekend.

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