Philly Free Streets is Coming!

The first Philly Free Streets program is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, from 8am–1pm! Mark your calendars, share within your network!

Did you know that Mayor Kenney recently announced a new people-powered initiative of the City of Philadelphia? Philly Free Streets temporarily closes a designated street route to cars, so that people can enjoy the street to walk, bike, exercise, and play. Led by the Managing Director’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (oTIS), Philly Free Streets highlights the intersection of active transportation (walking and biking) and public health.


The route will run from Front & South to the South Street Bridge, to the Schuylkill River Trail and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, and onto West Fairmount Park—for a 10-mile car-free route. You are welcome to enjoy all 10 miles, or to jump in along the way—there’s no formal start or finish!

Along the route, the Philly Free Streets team is working hard to program family-friendly activities that are centered on healthy lifestyles, fitness, art, culture, the environment, and social services. There also will be a family-friendly celebration in West Fairmount Park, highlighting Philadelphia talent. No matter your interests, Philly Free Streets offers something for everyone! Find out more at


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