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Car Free Day in Pittsburgh!
On July 5th the Pittsburgh City Council passed a Proclamation resolving that the city of Pittsburgh declare Saturday, July 23rd 2005, Car Free Day in Pittsburgh. The resolution was sponsored by City Council Woman Twanda Carlisle of the 9th District, representing East Liberty, Homewood, Garfield, Lincoln, Larimer, and parts of North Point Breeze, Friendship and other neighborhoods.

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!

last update on 07/23/2005

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