CicLAvia – Heart of LA Car-Free Street Celebration is Set for October 6


On Sunday, October 6, Los Angeles will celebrate its eighth CicLAvia, transforming 7.5 miles of normally congested streets into a car-free, linear park for strolling, biking, playing, and experiencing the city from a new perspective.

According to CicLAvia.org, “Heart of LA returns to the streets that started it all as we explore downtown Los Angeles on bike, foot, stroller and many more creative means of locomotion. The Heart of LA route follows in the footsteps of our first five events and helps Angelenos rediscover the origins of the City of Angels. Whether you’ve ridden these streets before or are new to CicLAvia, the Heart of LA route promises something new to discover..”

CicLAvia is recognized as one of the city’s most innovative initiatives – a large-scale public celebration that has come to symbolize Los Angeles’ civic, cultural, and environmental resurgence. CicLAvia challenges the stereotype of Los Angeles as a car-addicted, smog-choked megalopolis, and gives people a chance to enjoy the benefits of the city’s improved walkability, public transit, and vibrant street life.”

The CicLAvia route includes five hubs, each situated in the heart of a unique neighborhood and accessible by Metro Rail: Mariachi Plaza, MacArthur Park; African American Firefighter Museum, Grand Park at Civic Center and ChinaTown.

CicLAvia is free of charge and open to all. No reservations are required. For more information, or to download maps, visit CicLAvia.org.

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