In second year, Philly Free Streets route was car-free from Old City to North Philly
Bikes, trikes, rollerblades, and skates... and just ordinary feet.
Bikes, trikes, rollerblades, and skates… and just ordinary feet.
All it took to enjoy the Philly Free Streets event Saturday was some form of human-powered transportation.
From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. a 7-mile stretch between 3rd and Chestnut streets and 5th and Indiana Ave. was entirely car-free.
After a successful run on South Street last year, organizers created a connection between the historic Old City District and The Barrio in North Philly.
While cyclist and pedestrians casually took in the scenes along the route or participated in activities, one large group seemed to be focused on their smartphones. A Pokémon Go Scavenger Hunt was an integrated part of the official program and drew hundreds to Philadelphia.
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