Philadelphia Aims to Create National Model for Car-Free Streets

Pedestrians and cyclists ruled many of Philly's roads and bridges during Pope Francis' visit last year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Pedestrians and cyclists ruled many of Philly’s roads and bridges during Pope Francis’ visit last year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A year after Philadelphia first got a taste of car-free streets with Pope Francis’ visit, the city is curtailing autos again. An event dubbed Philly Free Streets will shut down 9 miles of streets on September 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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