- March 22 2017
- Michelle King
CicLAvia is kicking off its 2017 activities with a much loved route: Culver City to Venice.
Presented by Metro, the largest open streets event in the country will be held this Sunday, March 26 from 9 a.m - 4 p.m. Streets will be closed off in Venice, Mar Vista, and Culver City to vehicle traffic during this time period. Cyclists, skaters, runners, and pedestrians: Make these streets your playground!
If you want even more action, stop by the press event at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Culver City at the intersection of Main Street and Culver Boulevard. Attendees will receive a free commemorative "CicLAvia is for neighbors" button!
See the route map below. For more information, click here. To keep up with the latest CicLAvia news, follow them on Twitter @CicLAvia.
- October 14 2016
- Kimberly Cheng
Another 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.
- June 15 2016
- Kimberly Cheng
In one of the largest-ever car-free events, Metro presents 626 Golden Streets on Sunday, June 26 (6/26).
The ride spans more than 18 miles, connecting six Gold Line stations and running through seven cities. The San Gabriel Valley event will pass through South Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa, and run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Walk, run, skate, bike and explore the 626 at this free event. Free fitness classes (Zumba, Yoga), activity booths, live music, food trucks, street murals, art activities and more will be found along the route. Click here for a detailed activity schedule.
- South Pasadena Station Hub
- San Marino High School Hub
- LA County Michillinda Park Hub
- Arcadia Station Square Hub
- Monrovia Station Square Hub
- Duarte / City of Hope Hub
- Irwindale Station Hub
- Downtown Azusa Hub
- February 10 2015
- Jennifer Friedman
Active transportation not only helps the environment, but has a positive economic impact on communities as a whole. Using walking and biking as primary modes of transportation have helped some cities collect over $80 million dollars in annual revenue.
In a study conducted by the League of American Bicyclists, 70% of businesses reported an increase in foot and bike traffic with bike corrals.
Cities that put sustainable transportation first, see increases in local spending and savings in healthcare costs. Active Living Research found cities that are easily accessed by foot and bike also have increased property values. The Vermont Agency of Transportation reported bicycling and walking created at least 1,400 jobs, $41 million in wages and $83 million in revenue for the state during 2012.
While walking and biking have positive health benefits, the economic benefits are becoming far too great for city planners and governments to ignore.
Even in a city known for its traffic, Los Angeles is beginning to understand the importance of walkability and safety for bicyclists. CicLAvia, which is quickly catching the public's attention, is an organization working towards making the streets of Los Angeles safer for active transportation. Throughout the year CicLAvia holds car-free street events to help demonstrate the importance of walkable cities.
- December 05 2014
- Mike King
CicLAvia returns this Sunday, December 7th, from 9am - 3pm. Sunday's CicLAvia will be the first in South L.A. The South L.A. route connects Leimert Park with Historic Central Avenue, along Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The UCLA Bike Shop is hosting a feeder ride to CicLAvia. The feeder ride is meeting at the UCLA Bike Shop at 8:15am and is leaving for South L.A. at 8:30am. Here's the feeder ride's proposed route; feel free to join anywhere along the way too!