Ten miles of LA streets will be car-free from 10am – 3pm for CicLAvia! The streets will be safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. Plus, activities along the route! Shop owners and restaurants are even being encouraged to open their doors to people along the CicLAvia! It’s like a really big park to play in for one day only. The first one in October 2010 went so well, as did the next two last April and October, they’ve made this one even bigger and better! Get off your duff and go play outside!
A Ciclovía is not just for recreation. It is social integration.
Here’s a little history for ya: Ciclovías started in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States, connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic. The health benefits are immense. Ciclovías bring families outside of their homes to enjoy the streets, our largest public space.
In Los Angeles we need CicLAvia more than ever. Our streets are congested with traffic, our air is polluted with toxic fumes, our children suffer from obesity and other health conditions caused by the scarcity of public space and safe, healthy transportation options. CicLAvia creates a temporary park for free, simply by removing cars from city streets. It creates a network of connections between our neighborhoods and businesses and parks with corridors filled with fun. We can’t wait to see you at CicLAvia! www.ciclavia.org
Address: From Heliotrope to Hollenbeck Park