CicLAvia – South LA
On Sunday, December 3; between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., celebrating its 13th year of catalyzing vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets, CicLAvia – South LA, presented by Metro, welcomes everyone of all ages and abilities to its 49th car-free open streets event connecting Leimert Park and Historic South Central so participants can jog, ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, play, and enjoy the 6-mile route. Always free, CicLAvia participants just show up anywhere along the route at any time to enjoy the open streets and to take the time to explore South LA.
CicLAvia – South LA will be both fun and engaging for all to enjoy. With five (5) Hubs filled with plenty of activities and programs along the route, Hubs are walking zones (mandatory bike dismounts) and meeting points along the route with the Leimert Park Hub located on Crenshaw Blvd just north of Vernon; King Estates Hub located on MLK Jr Blvd at St. Andrews Pl; Exposition Park Hub located on MLK Jr Blvd at Bill Robertson Lane; MLK Hub located on MLK Jr Blvd just east of Avalon; and Historic South Central Hub located on Central Ave south of Washington Blvd. Hubs offer family-friendly activities, restrooms, free water refilling stations, free basic bike repair, bike parking, and first aid. Free pedicab rides, sponsored by AARP, are available at each information booth.
Use the CicLAvia Interactive Digital Map to plan which businesses, local gems, activities along the route, and Hubs to check out during the event.
“As we end our 2023 seaon, we are thrilled to return to South LA for the 2nd time this year. There’s always something remarkably special when our streets are filled with connection and joy. Our individual experiences become a collective experience,” says Romel Pascual, CicLAvia Executive Director. “We are grateful for the partnerships with the South LA community, and we are excited for an amazing December 3rd.”
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. Now, with more than 280 miles of open streets, these beloved, always free to attend events are a celebration of L.A.’s diverse and vibrant communities. CicLAvia car-free streets connect all of us to the neighborhoods where we live, work, shop, learn, and play. Active participants at CicLAvia use people-powered mobility to navigate public streets in a safe and joyful way. Along the way there is shopping at local businesses, access to cultural and architectural gems, using open streets as spaces to connect with each other, and making a positive impact on the environment by creating a more sustainable and climate resilient city and region. Over the past 13 years CicLAvia has helped communities re-imagine a greener and cleaner Los Angeles, while also promoting equitable transportation options, healthier lifestyles, and closer connections to community.
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 are allowed when pedal-assist is powered off. Motorized wheelchairs are allowed. Learn more here.