Good news! CicLAvia will roll again on April 10th

5 Jan

Park-view-bikes-with-skateboard-crop_mediumWonderful news for civic-minded Angelenos–on April 10th, the streets of downtown Los Angeles will once again be closed down to cars and opened to people. CicLAvia has announced the date for their second event is set.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The next CicLAvia will be Sunday April 10th 2011! The 4-10-2011 route will be pretty much the same as the 10-10-10 route – 7.5 miles from East Hollywood to Koreatown to MacArthur Park to Downtown to Little Tokyo to Boyle Heights.

We’re also looking to set the date for two more CicLAvias later in 2011.

These will both be on the main 7.5-mile route, possibly with additional new spurs into South L.A., Boyle Heights, and/or Chinatown, depending on how quickly we can work with these communities to get the new route spurs ready.

I spoke with cicLAvia organizer Aaron Paley last month, on the one-month anniversary of the group’s first event, and he suggested that they were targeting April for the second one. Looks like they got it done.

When last I spoke with him, Paley said the group still needed to raise a significant amount of funds to pull off an April event. CicLAvia is one of the most important events for expanding public space in LA–so, if you feel like contributing or getting involved, there’s more info here.

Photo: Gary Leonard

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