Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Car Free Friday is THIS Friday in Mt. Lebanon!

Mt. Lebanon will play host to the first Car Free Friday of the year on Friday, May 21st.  Residents are encouraged to ditch the car for the day and to sign a pledge that says so (pick up pledge cards at the clock tower near the T station on Washington Road between 7:30-10 a.m.).  Return to Mt. Lebanon from 6-9 p.m. and use your voucher for discounts from local merchants amid the alt-country sounds of the City Dwelling Nature Seekers in Clearview Common.  Keep in mind that you're not obliged to commute into downtown to participate.  You simply have to commit to leaving the car at home for the day.

This is Mt. Lebanon's first foray into Car Free Fridays.  Other communities that will play host to the event over the course of the summer include East Liberty, Lawrenceville and the South Side and yes, each neighborhood is chock full of good shopping and eats, much like Mt. Lebanon.

Hats off to Commercial Districts Manager Eric Milliron for getting Mt. Lebanon on board.  More info here.