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What to do with your car if you live along the Philly Free Streets route

Philly Free Streets
Photograph: Courtesy Philly Free Streets

On October 28, seven miles of Philadelphia streets—from 3rd and Chestnut in Old City all the way up to 5th and Indiana in Fairhill—will close to vehicular traffic for the second annual Philly Free Streets event.

Roads will be open from 8am to 1pm for pedestrians, bikers, joggers and general gadabouts to stroll freely without the fear of any motorized disturbances, and local organizations and businesses, such as the Bicycle Coalition, will host events along the route throughout the day.

The full route can be found here or in the photo below. The route is a bit of a wind-y one: Essentially it’s 3rd Street from Chestnut to Vine streets; 4th Street from Vine to Spring Garden; 3rd Street again from Fairmount to Girard; Germantown Avenue from Girard to Cecil B. Moore; 5th Street from Cecil B. Moore all the way up to Indiana Avenue.

Here’s what folks with cars along the route need to know, courtesy of Philly Free Streets:

  • On Tuesday, October 24, “No Stopping” signs were posted along the route to notify the public
  • On Friday, October 27, at noon, cars parked in No Stopping zones will be towed
  • On Saturday, October 28, at 4am, the City begins closing streets on the route to secure the car-free route, with full closures in effect by 6am

For more on Philly Free Streets, go here.

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