Thousands take part in Car Free Day on Main Street in Vancouver – British Columbia

Tens of thousands of people filled Vancouver’s main street Saturday for the second “Car Free Day” of the year.

“Since 2008, the Car Free Vancouver Society has been organizing Car Free Days on various main streets to nurture and grow car free culture,” organizers said in a press release.

“By blocking major thoroughfares, Car Free Days gave people the opportunity to experience what cities could look like with more space for pedestrians, not cars. »

Car Free Day, clearly a popular event with community members in the Lower Mainland, features dozens of vendors, businesses and cooks in an outdoor space where the streets are closed.

Organizers, the Car Free Vancouver Society, said the 2023 events focus on growing support for car-free spaces in the city — which, in turn, makes the community “healthier and more vibrant.”

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“We are very happy to bring Car Free Days back again. We’ve been doing this for almost two decades now, it’s fantastic,” said Amelia Huang, president of the Car Free Vancouver Society.

“People in the community are coming out…taking advantage of the car-free spaces…the spirit is definitely growing.” Get out and enjoy the car-free lifestyle.

The final Car Free Day for 2023 will take place on September 24 in the West End on Denman Street, between Davie and Robson Streets.

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