LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Walkers, joggers, bikers and some four-legged friends strolled down Frankfort Avenue Saturday, without having to share the road with cars. 

Louisville's CycLOUvia event shut down the road for a few hours from Pope Street to Stilz Avenue so people could enjoy themselves. 

The event is modeled after a program in Bogotá, Colombia, where citizens are able to enjoy weekly car-free streets.

Besides offering a safe, new way to experience the city, the event helps to promote healthy lifestyles.

Reenita Dues says she goes to CycLOUvia to get active and share the experience, "I think the event is family friendly and absolutely wonderful and in today's economy we really do need more things like this where we can come out and its absolutely free, safe for families and its families getting together and loving one another."

Officials say CycLOUvia also meets the goal of the city's Healthy Hometown Movement, which strides to make Louisville one of the healthiest cities in the country.

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