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August 9, 2018

Philly Free Streets Returns
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If you want to enjoy the streets of Philadelphia without all the hassle that comes with them—bumper-to-bumper traffic, jaywalking and clogged sidewalks—head out to Philly Free Streets.

The event makes its comeback on Aug. 11, with a route that is closer than ever to your Dalian on the Park apartment!

What exactly is Philly Free Streets? As its name suggests, the event allows locals and visitors to freely enjoy corridors that are often clogged with cars. The city shuts down a certain stretch of a main road and pedestrians can walk, bike, jog, rollerblade—or whatever other form of transportation they desire!—through the area, taking in the neighborhoods in a whole new light.

This year’s route is on Broad Street, from City Hall to Erie Avenue, a stretch that is just six blocks from your Dalian on the Park apartment. With a location that close, there’s no excuse to not get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of Philly Free Streets!

The roundtrip route is eight miles and, even though you don’t have to cover the entire stretch of Broad Street, whatever section you choose to check out will provide a great way to get some exercise! The street will be closed down from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. so, even though we’re in the dog days of summer and you may break a sweat as you get some cardio, Free Streets avoids the hottest part of the day.

It’s not just about the exercise. The location is chosen each year to give participants the opportunity to explore the many local neighborhoods within it. Community groups will offer information, games and giveaways along the route, and businesses will also be represented with their own goods.

This stretch of Broad Street goes from the heart of Center City into the center of North Philadelphia, crossing a range of neighborhoods, each with its own diverse culture. If you want an excuse to explore some sides of the city beyond the neighborhood near your Dalian on the Park apartment, this is it!


Philly Free Streets

Broad and Spring Garden streets

Philadelphia, PA 19123


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