Impromptu parties arose thanks to street closures during the papal visit. (Photograph by Jerry Iannelli.)
Inspired by the massive street closures during the papal visit, some Philly residents are saying, “Let’s do it again.”
A new Facebook group called “Open Streets Philly” started Monday night had more than 2,000 members by Tuesday morning.
“I have a one-year-old daughter,” said Jake Liefer, one of the organizers. “This was the first time I got to take her on a bike ride.”
The group doesn’t envision closing all of Center City, and the interstates along with it. A smaller section would suffice. They hope to do it for three weekends in the summer.