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Car Free Day Vancouver 2012

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 1:54pm PDT
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Car Free Day Vancouver includes two days of block parties this year on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th (Father’s Day). City blocks will be roped off as merchants open their doors to pedestrian-only traffic and performers take to the streets.

Car Free-ing
Photo credit: jmv on Flickr

There are four main celebration sites around Vancouver that will have free festivities:

Commercial Drive
When: Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, streets closed 10:00am to 8:00pm
Location: Venables to North Grandview Hwy/Central Valley Greenway Bike Lane
Features include: Roller disco, dance workshops, artisans, kid zone, vintage fashion show.

Main Street
When: Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, streets closed 10:00am to 10:00pm
Location: From 12th to 29th
Features include: Street hockey, SFU Philosophers’ Cafe, a pedal-powered DJ, BLIM Market, Tai Chi, knit it and living room, kids bike rodeo, music.

When: Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, streets closed 10:00am to 8:00pm
Location: See map below for block party locations
Features: Each block party will be different with activities that vary based on location.

Denman Street
When: Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, streets closed 10:00am to 8:00pm
Location: From Davie to Robson
Features include: Miss Teen Vancouver World 2012, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Historical Society, West End Seniors’ Network, PuddleCity Arts.

Many volunteers are still needed at each location. You can sign up online if you’re available throughout the weekend. Follow Car Free Day Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more information. When tweeting about a neighbourhood, use the tags #CFDrive #CFKits #CFMain #CFWest.

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  1. Geoff Glave says:

    I live just off Main. Car-free day is fun, but it’s pretty stressful as well – All the cars taken off Main zoom up and down the north/south residential streets in our neighbourhood as an alternative (e.g. Prince Edward). I’d like to see the city put barricades up on the residential streets to get traffic onto Cambie and Fraser instead.

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