CicLAvia – Heart of LA
Presented by Metro
7 Miles of Open Streets to Explore Downtown LA
Including Echo Park, Chinatown, New 6th Street Bridge, & Boyle Heights
On Sunday, October 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Metro presents CicLAvia-Heart of LA, 7 miles of open streets for all to explore the streets of Downtown LA, Echo Park, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Arts District, the new 6th Street Bridge, and Boyle Heights – completely car-free. The public is invited to enjoy this temporary park space – free of charge. Participants of all ages and abilities can play, explore local gems, and sightsee while experiencing the joy of safe, people-powered transportation on car-free open streets.
The CicLAvia Heart of LA route includes activity Hubs at Echo Park, Grand Park, Chinatown, 6th Street, and Mariachi Plaza. Show up anywhere along the route at any time and have fun! All Hubs have food trucks, restrooms, free water refilling stations, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid. In addition, free pedicab rides, courtesy of AARP, are available at each information booth. In addition, be sure to stop by Grand Park for their 10th Anniversary Family Festival celebration. The public is invited to engage in wellness activities, music, dance, food, and art. The programs will spotlight long-time community partners of Grand Park, nonprofits and small businesses with workshops and events that raise awareness and exemplify the power of creative expression.
CicLAvia is a nonprofit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. It has never been more important to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities, break free from isolation, explore the connection between our health and our planet’s health, and support sustainable systems and materials that sync with nature. Instead of building permanent infrastructure, CicLAvia builds a unifying social fabric, joyously connecting culturally diverse neighborhoods and neighbors to each other through open streets. CicLAvia is not just about cycling, it’s also about so many more modes of people-powered transportation. Whether one walks, strolls, skates, jogs, scooters, or bikes, CicLAvia creates more incredible moments and experiences enjoying our city streets together.
More than just an open streets movement, CicLAvia helps communities re-imagine a greener and cleaner Los Angeles, while also promoting equitable transportation options, healthier lifestyles, and closer connections to the community. Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia has been temporarily closing streets to car traffic and opening them as public parks in Los Angeles since 2010. With more than 252 miles of open streets, Heart of LA is CicLAvia’s 41st event.
Only people-powered vehicles are allowed. No electric scooters, electric skateboards, hoverboards, electric unicycles, motorcycles and other non-people-powered vehicles are allowed at CicLAvia. Class 1 e-bike pedal-assist allowed. Class 2 e-bikes are allowed when the throttle is powered off. Class 3 e-bikes are allowed when the pedal-assist is powered off. Motorized wheelchairs are allowed. Learn more here.
Participants assume all known and unknown risks of participation in CicLAvia. More information regarding participants’ rights can be found here: https://www.ciclavia.org/heart_of_la22
The final 2022 CicLAvia event will take place on December 4 with a different CicLAvia-South LA route.
Free for all, CicLAvia is a nonprofit organization working to connect neighborhoods to each other across a sprawling city, creating a safe place to walk, skate, roll, bike, play and dance through Los Angeles County. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Participants of all ages and abilities will enjoy a day to sightsee, play and explore local gems while experiencing the joy of safe, people-powered transportation on car-free open streets.
CicLAvia – Heart of LA; Sunday, October 9, 2022; 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. – 7 miles of open streets for all to explore the streets of Downtown LA, Echo Park, Chinatown, the new 6th Street Bridge, and Boyle Heights – completely car-free. The public is invited to enjoy this temporary park space – free of charge. CicLAvia-Heart of LA route includes activity Hubs in Echo Park, Grand Park, Chinatown, 6th Street, and Mariachi Plaza. Show up anywhere along the route at any time and have fun!
Visit https://www.ciclavia.org/heart_of_la22 for more detailed information