Providence holding car-free Cyclovia event for 1st time on Federal Hill

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PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — The city of Providence is holding another "Cyclovia." That's when a main thoroughfare is shut down to car traffic so people can bike, walk and mingle.

The second of three such events taking place in Providence this year is scheduled for Sunday afternoon. A half-mile stretch of Broadway between Dean and Courtland streets will be closed to vehicles for four hours.

The event will feature bicycle workshops, free helmet fittings, Zumba lessons and street vendors. This is the first time it has been held on Federal Hill.

Another Cylcovia is scheduled for September.

Cyclovia is an international phenomenon and has spread to many other U.S. cities, including Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.

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