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07/09/2012: "CicLAvia Returns to Los Angeles on 10/7/2012!"
CicLAvia, LA's own open streets event patterned after Bogotá's longstanding ciclovias, returns to Los Angeles on October 7th, 2012, with a new routes and new hubs, expanding the fun and freedom to new neighborhoods in the east, south, and north! From the press release:
CicLAvia, a nonprofit organization with the purpose of promoting and planning car-free street events, announces that its fifth event will be taking place on Sunday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with new route extensions into Chinatown, South Los Angeles, Exposition Park, and Boyle Heights. The six hubs along the CicLAvia route, five of which are new this October, are each situated in the heart of a unique neighborhood and located near public transit: MacArthur Park; Expo Park on Figueroa; newly built Grand Park, Chinatown; Mariachi Plaza de Los Angeles and Soto Station in Boyle Heights.
This has always been a wonderfully, often ecstatic, experience for LA's car-trammeled residents, and many people undergo an epiphany simply from seeing what our city looks like when you aren't shielded from its multitude of curiosities and delights by walls of glass and steel.

The new routes, anchored as they are by rail transit stations, make it possible for LALAlanders to forego the car entirely for a day, yet see more of their city in a few hours than they may have done in years of driving.

You can see photo collections of past CicLAvias by Bicycle Fixation on our Flickr site here:

October 2010
April 2011
October 2011
April 2012

For more information, see the CicLAvia website.

See ya there!

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