Cartoon Tuesday: Captain Car-Free

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Today is World Carfree Day, and though we somehow let it slip by us, NotionsCapital reappropriated this classic comic to promote events down DC way.

They’re not super heroes per se, but in the livable streets universe, David Byrne, Janette Sadik-Khan and Paul Steely White are about as close as they come. You can catch them tonight at a free panel called "Cities, Bicycles and the Future of Getting Around" at the Union Square Barnes & Noble at 7 p.m.

Speaking of livable streets super heroes: any ideas? Bikeman? Woonerf Woman? Livable Streets League?

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