For the first time, CicLAvia, a community event where streets are closed to everyone but bicyclists and pedestrians, is making its way to South Los Angeles. On Sunday, December 7, you are encouraged to stroll or pedal through the streets without competing for space with cars, trucks or vans. So dust off your sneakers, tune up your bike, and prepare to explore the streets South L.A. without traffic.
The route will connect the cultural hub of Leimert Park with historic Central Avenue, traveling along Martin Luther King Boulevard. Participants will experience the sights, sounds, food and culture of South Los Angeles.
“We are excited by this first for our neighborhoods,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “CicLAvia fosters healthy habits, green transportation, and community engagement all while experiencing local food and culture and helping boost local businesses.”
Local residents can download additional information about the route and its impact to your neighborhood here.
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.
CicLAvia will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free and open to people of all ages. No reservations required. For more information, visit www.ciclavia.org.