CicLAvia – South LA
Presented by Metro
7.25 Miles of Car-Free Open Streets Between Expo Park & Watts to Enjoy as Temporary Park Space
Sunday, December 4, 2022; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
On Sunday, December 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Metro presents CicLAvia-South LA, 7.25 miles of car-free open streets for all to enjoy as a 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-South LA is an opportunity to explore the streets connecting Exposition Park, Historic South Central, Florence-Firestone, and Watts.
Show up anywhere along the route at any time and have fun! Hubs have 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.
Hubs are resting and meeting points along the route and offer additional programming and activities. For example, be sure to stop by Central Ave Hub to learn all about the new Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP) and the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)’s Universal Basic Mobility (UBM) Pilot. UBM was born of a vision that residents have access to safe and affordable transportation choices that treat everyone with dignity and support. When people’s right to movement is restricted, their personal health and wellbeing, productivity and belonging, and happiness are negatively affected. STEP offers an unprecedented opportunity to put this work into motion in South LA – delivering tangible and measurable results that will disrupt institutions and systems that breed inequity.
At the Watts Hub, Designing in Color (DCo) will remix the configuration of the typical hub to create an experience that encourages more transformative participation in the future of our city by centering the Hub on a large-scale ‘workshop’ centered on Watts/South LA.
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, breaking free from isolation, exploring the connection between our health and our planet’s health and to support sustainable systems and materials that sync with nature. Instead of building permanent infrastructure, CicLAvia builds 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 multiple modes of people-powered transportation. Whether one walks, strolls, skate, jogs, scooter, or bikes, CicLAvia creates so many 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 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 259 miles of open streets, South LA is CicLAvia’s 42nd 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 allowed when throttle is powered off. Class 3 e-bikes allowed when 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/ciclavia-safety
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 – South LA; Sunday, December 4, 2022; 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. – 7.25 miles of car-free open streets for all to enjoy as a 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. This 42nd CicLAvia event connects Exposition Park, Historic South Central, Florence-Firestone, and Watts.
Photos by CicLAvia Los Angeles