On Sunday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Metro presents CicLAvia-South LA, 7.25 miles of car-free open streets for all to enjoy as a temporary park space – free of charge. Participants of all ages and abilities can play, explore local gems, and sightsee, while experiencing the joy of safe, people-powered transportation on car-free open streets. CicLAvia-South LA is an opportunity to explore the streets connecting Exposition Park, South Central, Florence-Firestone, and Watts.

Show up anywhere along the route at any time. It runs between the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, east to Central Avenue and south to 103rd Street. 

Hubs have restrooms, free water refilling stations, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid. In addition, free pedicab rides courtesy of AARP are available at each information booth.

Only people-powered vehicles are allowed. No electric scooters, electric skateboards, hoverboards, electric unicycles, motorcycles and other non-people-powered vehicles are allowed at CicLAvia. Class 1 e-bike pedal-assist allowed. Class 2 e-bikes are allowed when the throttle is powered off. Class 3 e-bikes allowed when pedal-assist is powered off. Motorized wheelchairs are allowed.

Hubs are resting and meeting points along the route and offer additional programming and activities. For example, be sure to stop by Central Ave Hub to learn all about the new Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP) and the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT)’s Universal Basic Mobility (UBM) Pilot.

UBM was born of a vision that residents have access to safe and affordable transportation choices that treat everyone with dignity and support. When people’s right to movement is restricted, their personal health and wellbeing, productivity and belonging, and happiness are negatively affected. STEP offers an unprecedented opportunity to put this work into motion in South LA – delivering tangible and measurable results that will disrupt institutions and systems that breed inequity.

At the Watts Hub, Designing in Color (DCo) will remix the configuration of the typical hub to create an experience that encourages more transformative participation in the future of our city by centering the Hub on a large-scale ‘workshop’ centered on Watts/South LA.

More than just an open streets movement, CicLAvia helps communities re-imagine a greener and cleaner Los Angeles, while also promoting equitable transportation options, healthier lifestyles, and closer connections to community. Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia has been temporarily closing streets to car traffic and opening them as public parks in Los Angeles since 2010. With more than 259 miles of open streets, South LA is CicLAvia’s 42nd event.

Participants assume all known and unknown risks of participation in CicLAvia. More information regarding participants rights can be found at https://www.ciclavia.org/ciclavia-safety.

For more information, visit https://www.ciclavia.org/south_la22dec; or  https://www.ciclavia.org/; info@ciclavia.org; (213) 355-8500; on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ciclavia; follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ciclavia; or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ciclavia/.

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