Expect Major Road Closures In Downtown On Sunday

CicLAvia Returns to Downtown Sunday, Expect Major Road Closures

The event celebrates “car-free” living.

A detailed map of the second annual CicLAvia map. (Courtesy CicLAvia)

A detailed map of the second annual CicLAvia map. (Courtesy CicLAvia)

DOWNTOWN (KTLA) — The alternate transportation celebration CicLAvia will return for its second year Sunday, closing off 7.5 miles of city streets for pedestrian and bicyclists only.

The route weaves engine-less commuters through the historic core, starting at the Bicycle Kitchen on Heliotrope in Hollywood and ending at Hollenbeck Park on Boyle.

Roads will be closed for 5 hours starting at 10 a.m.

Cars are not allowed to be parked on the road and will be towed prior to the event.

Participants are encouraged to ride more than just a two wheeler. Skateboarders, rollerblader, pedestrians, strollers and unicycles are welcome to join the route.

Organizers encourage getting to the event by public transportation and encourage traveling in any direction on the car-free streets.

Last year’s event attracted more than 100,000 people. It is modeled after a “ciclovia,” which was started 30 years ago in Bogota, Columbia to combat congestion. CicLAvia has also been celebrated throughout the U.S. in San Francisco, Portland and Tuscon.

For a detailed route map, visit CicLAvia’s website here: http://ciclavia.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/ciclavia_pitstop_map_8-5x11_final…

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