Photos: Car Free Day on Commercial Drive

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      Fourteen years ago, Car Free Day on Commercial Drive was conceived by two sustainable-transportation activists, Matt Hern and Carmen Mills, to generate awareness about a massive provincial road-building progam.

      They wanted to do something celebratory to bring people together.

      “Our tag line was ‘More community equals less cars and less cars equal more community,’ ” Hern told the Straight last year.

      Since then, it's evolved into one of the city's more popular festivals.

      The Drive was certainly alive yesterday, minus motorized transport.

      Check out some of the images below.

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      We had an AMAZING car free day today! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the site to checkout all the gear, got to know us, and entered the draw for our rental giveaways - we got great ideas from everyone! We’re exhausted from all the great people we got to meet today, but we are on top of all the orders coming in and will pick winners for the draw ASAP! Thanks for all the support from community. Today was such a success we hope to be at more of these events with more items to showcase and of course more prizes to giveaway soon 💜 . . . #yvr #vancitybuzz #carfreeday #vancouverisawesome #commercialdrive #yvrcommunity #rentstuff #vancouvermom #reducewaste #carfreedaycommercialdrive #commercialdrivecarfreeday #yvrevents #vancity #vancouver #sundayfunday #beautifulbc #smallbusinessbc #supportlocal #bcbusiness #bcbusinessmagazine #dailyhivevan

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