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.