CicLAvia returns to Los Angeles County

CicLAvia, the open street bike festival, returns to Los Angeles County after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first events will take place on August 15 in Wilmington, on October 10 in downtown Los Angeles and on December 5 in South Los Angeles, the non-profit organization that hosts the events has announced. The exact routes have not yet been published.

“With the state now open, Angelenos is eager to return to some of the enjoyable and memorable activities and routines that we have missed over the past year, all hoping to maintain slower streets, alfresco dining, and an air. purer, “Romel Pascual, director of CicLAvia director, said in a statement.

CicLAvia events have been taking place in Los Angeles since October 2010, when more than 100,000 people visited open streets that stretched from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights.

During the festivals, which are inspired by a car-free event that takes place every Sunday in Bogota, Colombia, stretches of streets are closed to car traffic and people are invited to cycle, walk and walk there. and skate.

The pandemic forced the cancellation of five CicLAvia events in 2020.

“The return of CicLAvia is a bright light as we slowly recover together as a city,” said Seleta Reynolds, CEO of LADOT, in a statement. “Our streets and public spaces should be places of joy and connection for communities. “

The organizers say they take care to locate the routes close to public transport so that everyone can participate.

The events aim to promote a healthy environment and good health while encouraging residents to interact with others and explore their city in new ways.

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