We all know the traffic in LA sucks. But what if you could actually get to where you’re going without all the car fumes and road rage? What if you could ride like the wind or walk the streets without nary a worry about some completely unnecessary Range Rover cutting you off? Well, your moment has arrived. For one glorious afternoon on Saturday, April 15, the streets of Downtown LA and its surrounding areas will be free of cars and alive with the sound of … no traffic!
Ciclavia, the city-sponsored event that shuts down vehicle access along 10 miles of LA’s streets, is back and promises to be better than ever. From Boyle Heights to Little Tokyo, Koreatown to Olvera Street, the blocked-off space will be all yours to walk, run, bike, dance, skate, skip, jump or otherwise saunter about without a motor. There is no ‘start’ or ‘finish’ and everyone is welcome. (Including your kids and your pets.) Along the way you can also expect plenty of art, performances, music, exercise pop-ups and other interactive activities to keep the fun going.
This is the fourth Ciclavia event in LA (the next one will be in October) with plans to expand with every iteration. And in case you’re wondering, the whole idea was inspired by the weekly Ciclovia event in Bogota, Columbia, where they’ve been opening up streets to bikers and walkers every Sunday for the past 30+ years.
Sunday, April 15, 10am-3pm, Downtown Los Angeles. Arrival via public transportation is encouraged, but if you’re driving (gasp!), early arrival is recommended for optimum parking locations.
More info: www.ciclavia.org