On Sunday, October 9, CicLAvia returns to Los Angeles for its third year allowing the public to stroll through a 10.5 mile stretch without cars, vans, or buses. CicLAvia invites Los Angeles residents to forget about traveling in a car, bus, or on a motorcycle, and explore the streets of Los Angeles, on foot, bike, skates, skateboard or scooter. Non-profit CicLAvia makes getting around the streets of Los Angeles safe for families to not only enjoy the streets of Los Angeles but indulge in the restaurants, shops and public spaces that make Los Angeles unique. This year’s route extends from east Hollywood to Boyle Heights and includes MacArthur Park, the African American Firefighter Museum on Central Avenue, the South Lawn of City Hall, Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights, El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Olvera Street.
Ciclovías began more than 30 years ago in Bogotá, Colombia, in response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Today, Ciclovias can be found throughout Latin America and the United States connecting communities and eliminating the stress of traffic. Recognized as a model for creating public space, CicLAvia is Los Angeles’ adoption of a Ciclovías. The first CicLAvia was launched in Los Angeles in October 2010 with a well received response of approximately 100,000 participants.
CicLAvia will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., is free and open to people of all ages. No reservations required. For more information, visit www.ciclavia.org