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CicLAvia Returns to October's 7.5-Mile Route

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, April 08, 2011, at 11:16AM
CicLAvia Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Cyclists travel down 7th Street during October's kickoff CicLAvia event.

For the second time in six months, a 7.5-mile ribbon of Los Angeles streets will be free of cars on Sunday as CicLAvia returns to turn them over to cyclists, skateboarders, pedestrians and any other means of non-auto transportation.

The first event, held on October 10, was hailed as a successful kickoff for the car-free concept modelled after an effort begun in Bogota, Columbia. Estimates were as high as 100,000 attendees for the inaugural event.

The route for Sunday's event will again pass through Downtown on 7th, Spring, 1st, Central and 4th. It stretches from Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights to East Hollywood. Vehicles will be allowed to pass through the route on the normal light cycle at some intersections.

Unlike a bike ride or a race, the CicLAvia route has no set start or finish. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy as much or as little of the ribbon of streets as they see fit.

Streets will be closed to cars by 10am, and will reopen after 3pm.

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