Comox Valley residents left the cars at home, hopped on their bikes or took a walk this weekend.

On 5th Street in downtown Courtenay yesterday, it was Car Free Sunday.

Volunteer Terri Burke says the event was used to promote the complete streets idea, and to recognize that streets are used for cars but also to transport pedestrians and cyclists.

Booths were set up promoting car free days, with a bevvy of people showing up on bikes (or walking) as part of Car Free Sunday. The event was put on by Imagine Comox Valley. For more information, check out