CicLAvia celebrates its fifth anniversary this Sunday, Oct. 18! Spend another car-free day exploring all six miles of the Heart of L.A. route, which rolls through East L.A., Little Tokyo, Chinatown, DTLA and MacArthur Park. At the time of this posting, the forecast calls for a slight chance of rain on Sunday, but a little water falling from the sky never hurt anyone! (Although if it does rain, we ask that you practice extra caution and take your time exploring.)
Streets will be off-limits to cars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To avoid delays due to street closures, and for a CicLAvia that’s auto-free from start to finish, you should definitely go Metro to any of the nine Metro Rail stations along the event route. Metro will be running enhanced rail service with longer train cars to accommodate event-goers. Plus, if you show your TAP card at the MacArthur Park hub, you’ll be able to save 15% on official tanks and T-shirts. (MacArthur Park is also where you’ll see the colorful spheres installation, which stuck around just for the event!)
A few tips for taking Metro Rail to CicLAvia:
- Avoid long lines at TAP vending machines by loading fare or a pass on your TAP card in advance.
- One-way fare is $1.75, with two hours of free transfer from first TAP, or $7 for a Day Pass.
- Bicyclists should use the wider ADA fare gates and NOT the turnstiles or emergency exit swing gates.
- If boarding with bicycle, please use allocated bike area on trains to avoid blocking doors.
- Bikes are prohibited on escalators, and should be transported instead via elevators or stairs at all rail stations.
On the bus side, street closures will impact Metro Bus routes beginning at 6 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. the day of the event. Though the Heart of L.A. route has numerous crossing points for vehicular traffic, Metro customers should expect bus detours and delays, including temporary bus stop relocations along the route. Impacted Metro Bus lines include: 2, 4, 10/48, 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 40, 45, 51/52, 53, 55, 60, 62, 66, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78/79, 83, 92, 96, 460, 487, 720, 733, 745 and the Metro Silver Line.
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