July 16: Northside kickoff for Car Free Fridays

This month, Car Free Fridays heads to the Northside to promote car-free living in one of the city's wonderful historic and cultural centers. Events on July 16 include

Car Free Fridays sign-up -- 7 - 10 a.m., at the corner of East Ohio Street and Cedar Avenue in Allegheny Commons Park. Pick up your discount vouchers for Northside, Downtown, and Oakland businesses, and enter a Car Free raffle (if you arrive car-free). A free breakfast will be catered by Bistro To Go and Amani Coffee.

Free pedicab rides to downtown -- 7:30-10 a.m. Green Gears Pedicab is offering complimentary rides from the Wood Street Station to anywhere in the Golden Triangle.

Northside bike tours -- 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Northside Bike/Ped Committee Chair will be hosting mellow, easy-paced rides that will highlight the new bike routes being established in the neighborhood. Both tours will start at the corner of East Ohio Street and Cedar Avenue.

Also, be sure to check out the Car Free Walking Tour on July 31 -- hosted by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, participants will explore Allegheny Commons and surrounding neighborhoods.

Take the Pledge to go car free, and be entered into the raffle! Prizes include a monthly bus pass, a Zipcar membership with $75 driving credit, a BikePGH membership, and prizes and gift certificates from local businesses.

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