With cars banned, Philadelphians biked, skated and walked through Philly Free Streets
Philly residents loved the auto-free streets during Pope Francis' visit in 2015, prompting the city to restore that treat.
Philadelphians got at least seven hours of car-free access to certain streets Saturday as part of the second Philly Free Streets, an initiative spawned by Pope Francis' visit in September 2015 and its numerous security-based closures.
From 6 a.m. until at least 1 p.m. joggers, bikers, stroller-pushers, and just plain walkers had full run of portions of typically traffic-heavy arteries, including Chestnut, Third, Vine, and South Streets, as well as portions of Germantown Avenue.
There was even room for games.