Metro Tips for Attending CicLAvia This Sunday


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CicLAvia is this Sunday, April 10, and although more than three dozen Metro Bus Lines will be detoured along the nearly eight-mile route that day, Metro is an enthusiastic supporter of the event.

L.A. streets will be closed to cars except for key intersections, and will instead be open to walkers, bicyclists, skateboarders and anyone else looking for car-free street fun.

Metro is no doubt a great way to get to CicLAvia, with eight rail stations along or near the route. Metro will add capacity to the Metro Red Line and Gold Line throughout the day to accommodate attendees. Regular Sunday schedules will apply, which means trains will run at approximately 12-15 minute headways. To plan your trip on Metro Bus (or Rail) lines, use the Metro Trip Planner.

Metro does anticipate this event will be highly popular and there will be instances when trains are full. The agency recommends that riders plan accordingly by allowing more time to get to the event by transit.

If you’re with a large group and within a good riding distance to the CicLAvia route consider joining the many “Feeder Rides” to CicLAvia.

For those of you taking the train please keep in mind the safe operation of the transit system and follow these simple rules and tips when taking your bike.

  • Riding a bicycle in station areas and platforms is prohibited.
  • Stand with your bike in designated areas not blocking train aisles or doors (including operator’s door) and be prepared to vacate the designated wheel-chair area should a wheel-chair user board.
  • Bikes not permitted aboard Metro Rail include tandem, 3-wheeled, gasoline-powered, and bike trailers.
  • If trains are at standing room only, please wait patiently for the next available train with your bicycle.

See you at CicLAvia!

Categories: Bicycle, Go Metro Weekends