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With support from the City Council coming after months of organizing by local activists, Saturday the 23rd will be the region's first Car Free Day. In celebration, a car-free street festival will be held Penn Avenue between Mathilda and Winebiddle Streets from 12 PM to 7 PM. A variety of events are planned. There will be bike rides and races, tractor pull races, and community walks. Also planned are educational opportunities, children's activities, tree plantings, musical performances, street theater, street murals and displays from local artists. And of course, bike-powered smoothies and other foods!