Explore 7 Miles of Car-Free Streets in L.A.: CicLAvia

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On Sunday, October 9, 9AM-4PM, CicLAvia-Heart of LA, is opening 7 miles of Los Angeles streets for all to explore car-free. Areas include Downtown L.A. Echo Park, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, the Arts District, the new 6th Street Bridge, and Boyle Heights.

The temporary park space will be completely car-free.

Instead of cars, they’re offering up safe, people-powered pedicab transportation. The free event offers the opportunity to sightsee, play, and explore L.A. local gems in an entirely new way.

People can show up at any point along the route, or check out the activity Hubs at Echo Park, Grand Park, Chinatown, 6th Street, and Mariachi Plaza. Each Hub will have food trucks, restrooms, free water refilling stations, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid.

CicLAvia was inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía.

The nonprofit has been temporarily closing streets to car traffic and opening them as public parks in Los Angeles since 2010. CicLAvia aims to help communities re-imagine a greener and cleaner Los Angeles, while promoting equitable transportation options, healthier lifestyles, and closer connections to the local community.

The final 2022 CicLAvia event will take place on December 4 with a different CicLAvia-South LA route.

Heart of LA Route Map

I'm Kate Ferguson, an L.A.-based Writer, Filmmaker, Photographer, Social Media Strategist, and Blogger at, right here, That's Random Kate! (Previously Divvy Mag.) I love storytelling in its various forms, growth, shooting 35mm film, learning super random facts, building community, and admiring palm trees. Find me on Instagram: @KateFerg. (Where there will definitely be 35mm photos of palm trees.)

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