Los Angeles hosts it’s very first CicLAvia
Where the streets are closed to cars and “OPEN” to people! On Bikes, Skates, Rollerblades, Skateboards, Strollers, Wheelchairs, Walking, Running, Unicycles, Tricycles, …….. you get the idea!
SO MANY events in the streets and all along the route. Come and celebrate open space where people can relax and play, without cars.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmember Jose Huizar will kick off CicLAvia at Hollenbeck Park at 10am. They’ll be sending off the kids and LACBC rides! Villaraigosa plans to bicycle the entire 7.5-mile route!
What is CicLAvía?
Inspired by Ciclovía, the original, weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, CicLAvía will work to address five core pressing issues present throughout all of Los Angeles: Public Space, Public Health, Community and Economic Development, and Pedestrian and Bicycle Advocacy. As a recurring free event, set for the same day/time every week or month, CicLAvía will allow for the temporary closure of interconnected routes throughout the region, creating a web of public space on which residents of Los Angeles will be able to walk, bike, socialize, celebrate, and learn about new cultures and neighborhoods. Similar events have successfully occurred in other US cities, such as Portland, New York, and San Francisco. Bogotá’s Ciclovía has also inspired copycat programs in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Quito, Ecuador, and Melbourne.