Philadelphia opens streets to walkers during event

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Watch the report from Action News at 6 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2017. (WPVI)

Philadelphia is hoping people will take to the streets by foot.

The city is closing many roads to motor vehicles on Saturday for Philly Free Streets, giving people a chance to walk, run or bike from Old City to North Philadelphia.

Parking restrictions start at noon Friday from 3rd and Chestnut to 5th and Indiana streets, and will remain shut down on Saturday.

Cars parked in "No Stopping" zones along the route will be towed.

Mayor Jim Kenney is encouraging people to get out, explore and support businesses along the route.

This is the second car free day since the event was inspired by the car restrictions in place during Pope Francis's visit to Philadelphia in 2015.

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