Streetfilm: Car-Free Vancouver Day

Now that’s a car-free celebration.

For those that loved and remembered Wilshire Boulevard’s Car-Free party and loved it, the City of Vancouver shows how it’s really done. This four minute Street Film takes us to four different street parties that occurred on Sunday, June 15th aka "Car Free Vancouver Day."

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