Urban Life: CicLAvia | a Bikeable LA
The heart of Los Angeles closed it’s streets for cyclists today as the city took part in CicLAvia, an increasingly popular Angeleno event.
Inspired by Ciclovía, the original, weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia, CicLAvia opens LA streets from Melrose to Boyle Heights in 3-directions, for pedestrians and bicyclists, creating a temporary web of public space on which residents can walk, bike and socialize.
Local businesses participate giving cruising cyclists some interesting stops. Revelers claimed it to be a great way to get to know the city and it’s many walks of life, as any and all attend and in fashionable form. Routes were designed to give cyclists opportunities to rediscover the roadways and neighborhoods that too often go unnoticed in a car.
Los Angeles can anticipate another CicLAvia event later this summer, so there’s another chance to show off that beach cruiser.