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What You Need to Know: 'Philly Free Streets' Closes Roads

People can walk the dog, ride the bike or go for a jog but they can't drive on a 3.5-mile stretch of Philadelphia streets Saturday.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Residents Celebrate 'Philly Free Streets'

    A stretch of Philadelphia streets — from Old City to Fairhill — is free of cars Saturday. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal is live in Old City for the Philly Free Streets event.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017)

    If you want to get some fresh, fall air, look no further than taking a walk on streets from Old City to North Philadelphia.

    Philly Free Streets temporarily closes roads in the city, encouraging people to walk, run, bike and play safely. Saturday's event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features activities as well as fitness.

    With many main streets closed due to the event, here is everything you need to know about driving and parking in the city this weekend.

    Police will be monitoring and directing traffic for locals on the one-way streets that lead into the Philly Free Streets route.

    Pedestrians Can Enjoy Open Roads for 1 Day

    [PHI] Pedestrians Can Enjoy Open Roads for 1 Day

    NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal is live in Old City as final road closures are taking place, opening roads up for foot traffic and free activities during Philly Free Streets.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017)

    At 6 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, the following roads will be CLOSED:

    • Chestnut St. from 2nd St. to 5th St.
    • 3rd St. from Walnut St. to Wood St.
    • Vine St. from 3rd St. to 4th St.
    • 4th St. from Vine St. to Fairmount Ave.
    • Fairmount Ave. from 4th St. to 3rd St.
    • 3rd St. from Fairmount Ave. to Germantown Ave.
    • Thompson St. from Orianna St. to Germantown Ave.
    • Germantown Ave. from Thompson St. to Berks St.
    • 4th St. from Oxford St. to Jefferson St.
    • Oxford St. from Lawrence St. to 4th St.
    • 5th St. from Cecil B. Moore Ave. to Clearfield St.

    It was PROHIBITED TO PARK on the following streets starting at noon on Friday, Oct. 27:

    • Chestnut St. from 2nd St. to 5th St.
    • 3rd St. from Walnut St. to Wood St.
    • Vine St. from 3rd St. to 4th St.
    • 4th St. from Vine St. to Fairmount Ave.
    • Fairmount Ave. from 4th St. to 3rd St.
    • 3rd St. from Fairmount Ave. to Germantown Ave.
    • Thompson St. from Orianna St. to Germantown Ave.
    • Germantown Ave. from Thompson St. to Berks St.
    • 4th St. from Jefferson St. to Oxford St.
    • Oxford St. from Lawrence St. to 4th St.
    • 5th St. from Cecil B. Moore Ave. to Clearfield St.
    • Dauphin St. from Reese St. to 5th St.
    • Cumberland St. from Reese St. to 5th St.
    • Huntingdon St. from Reese St. to Orkney St.
    • Somerset St. from Reese St. to Orkney St.
    • Cambria St. from Reese St. to 5th St.
    • Indiana Ave. from Reese St. to Orkney St.
    • Callowhill St. from 2nd St. to 6th St.
    • Delaware Ave. from Spring Garden St. to Frankford Ave. (EAST SIDE)
    • Lehigh Ave. from 5th St. to 8th St. (NORTH SIDE)

    All parking restrictions will be lifted at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

    Certain SEPTA routes will be detoured around the road closures:

    Run, Walk or Ride for Philly Free Streets

    [PHI] Run, Walk or Ride for Philly Free Streets

    NBC10's Pamela Osborne tells how Philadelphia will be pedestrian and cyclist friendly this weekend, but may hurt drivers during the annual Philly Free Streets event.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 27, 2017)

    • Route 5 (beginning at 10:00PM on 10/27)
    • Route 9 (beginning at 2:00AM on 10/28)
    • Route 21 (beginning at 2:00AM on 10/28)
    • Route 42 (beginning at 2:00AM on 10/28)
    • Route 39 (beginning at 2:00AM on 10/28)
    • Route 47 (beginning at 10:00PM on 10/27)
    • Route 57 (beginning at 2:00AM on 10/28)

    Broad Street and Market Frankford Line subway service will operate on its normal weekend schedule during the event.