CicLAvia recently announced a reprise of Los Angeles’ innovative open streets festival, first held on October 10, 2010. CicLAvia consists of the temporary opening of Los Angeles streets to residents and visitors so that they may enjoy a safe recreation space, without the fear of car traffic. The 7.5-mile, car-free route encourages Angelenos to participate by walking, jogging, biking, skating, dining, or simply observing. CicLAvia will take place April 10th, 2011, from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. The route encompasses Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo, Downtown, MacArthur Park, Koreatown and East Hollywood. The event is free and family-friendly with no official “start” or “finish,” so participants may enter and depart anywhere along the way. Businesses and restaurants along the CicLAvia route will be open and participants are encouraged to patronize these establishments. “CicLAvia is an amazing opportunity for Angelenos to rediscover their city—an open streets festival where families can explore Los Angeles together, in an entirely new way. And if people participate like they did last October, there is no reason such an event can’t become a permanent part of the city’s fabric,” said Aaron Paley, CicLAvia Event Producer and Board member.
For more information, route map and updates, visit: www.ciclavia.org