LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The next CicLAvia will be held along a new route on June 30, as the car-free street fair marks the use of more than 200 miles since its inaugural event in 2010, organizers announced today.
The new route, called CicLAvia Mid City Meets Pico Union, will wind through Mid City, Arlington Heights, Angelus Vista, Harvard Heights, and Pico Union neighborhoods as stretches of Venice Boulevard, Seventh Avenue and Washington Boulevard turn into public parks for people to ride, walk, jog or roll.
No vehicle traffic will be allowed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while thousands of people on foot, skates or bikes take the opportunity to explore the communities, merchants and organizations along the route.
Part of this route was included in a 2013 CicLAvia, but the western portion on Washington is a new stretch.
``Traveling through open streets on CicLAvia Sundays, you see a city where it's built and social environments are on full display, and where people of all ages can deepen their connection with L.A.'s dynamic and diverse neighborhoods,'' said Romel Pascual, CicLAvia executive director. ``We're proud to have provided this transformational experience along 200 miles of open streets so far and look forward to continuing to create events that inspire a more sustainable -- and happier -- transportation culture. It's how people feel and behave on Monday that's so impactful.''
Organizers say more than 1.6 million people have attended a CicLAvia since the first one in 2010.
Other CicLAvia events scheduled for 2019 are Meet the Hollywoods on August 18 (another new route), Heart of LA Celebrating UCLA's 100th anniversary on Oct. 6, and The Valley on December 8 (new route).
For more information, visit www.ciclavia.org.