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Top 4 Best Places to Live in LA Without A Car

Los angeles skyline of the city

Los angeles skyline of the cityMoving to LA and don’t have a car? Many areas of LA have convenient public transit stops and bike routes that make driving obsolete. According to a recent Reddit thread, here are four of the best neighborhoods to live in car-free:

1. DTLA
Cable car on the bridge in Downtown LA.

Cable car on the bridge in Downtown LA.

The hub of LA’s public transportation, DTLA provides easy access to the majority of Metro’s Express bus lines, the Expo line, the Red and Purple subway lines, and Metro Bike Share. With so many options, who needs a car?

 

2. Koreatown
Koreatown in Los Angeles

Koreatown

This neighborhood is very walkable. It also has a Purple Line station which can move you to Downtown or Hollywood in no time and connects to the Red Line a short way away. Moreover, Koreatown is on the route of the 720 express bus which takes you through a large stretch of the city.

 

3. Hollywood 
Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard

The Red and Purple subway lines and most bus routes all have stops in this famous neighborhood. The connections are endless!

 

4. Santa Monica 
Breeze Bike Share in Downtown Santa Monica

Breeze Bike Share in Downtown Santa Monica

Home to the Big Blue bus, the Expo Line, and plenty of express bus lanes, Santa Monica is also a good choice for a car-free lifestyle. This area is especially good for bicycling which many miles of bike lanes, lockers and infrastructure, along with its own Breeze Bike Share system.

 

 

CicLAvia Event This Sunday, Oct. 16

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commutergrouprideAnother car-free day is coming to the heart of LA this Sunday, October 16. CicLAvia will be cruising through East LA, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, DTLA and MacArthur Park.

And if you don't have a bike, Metro Bike Share is conveniently available for those who want to join in on the fun. Find a bike share station near you with this map. Buy a bike share pass before the event and load it on a TAP card, or use your credit card to check out a bike at a kiosk at a rate of $3.50 for 30 minutes.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, streets will open only for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters. For more information and to find a way to get there with Metro (expect street closures and delays if you are thinking of driving), click here.

ciclavia 2016 map