Go Metro to CicLAvia!

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will implement many bus line detours and provide longer trains in support of CicLAvia this Sunday, April 15.

The fourth official CicLAvia event in the Downtown L.A. area is designed to celebrate car-free enjoyment of public spaces for pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, skateboarders and others and will take place Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Street closures will impact Metro Bus routes beginning 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon.  Metro bus lines impacted by the CicLAvia route are:  Metro Line 2, 4, 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, 26, 28, 30, 33, 37, 40, 42, 48, 51, 52, 53, 55, 60, 62, 68, 81, 83, 84 , 90, 91, 92, 94, 460, 487, 603, 720, 733, 760 and Metro Silver Line.  Metro patrons should anticipate bus detours and delays to service, as well as the temporary relocation of bus stops along the route.  Temporary stops will be located as near to original stops as possible.

The public can more easily attend the event via 14 Metro Rail stations on or near the event route.  Metro Red/Purple Line stations at Civic Center, Pershing Square, 7th St./Metro Center, Westlake/MacArthur Park and Wilshire/Vermont are on or within three blocks of the route.  On Vermont Avenue, the Metro Red Line Station at Beverly is one block east of the route, and Vermont/Santa Monica Station is less than three-fourths of a mile from the northern point of the route at Melrose and Heliotrope.   The Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station is one block east of the route as it passes from Downtown L.A. to Hollenbeck Park in East Los Angeles and back.  The Pico-Aliso station is also near the route on 4th Street.   Both the Mariachi Plaza and Soto Metro Gold Line Stations also are within three blocks from Hollenbeck Park.

The north spur route also travels along Main Street and passes near Union Station, Los Angeles’ main transportation hub that provides Amtrak, Metrolink, Metro Red Line, Metro Gold Line and numerous Metro and municipal bus services serving L.A. County and beyond.  The Chinatown Station can also provide access to the Main Street portion of the route.

Additionally, the Washington Metro Blue Line Station is within four blocks of the southernmost part of the route at Central and 14th Street.

Bikes are welcomed on Metro trains at all times, but the public should follow a few important safety rules:

  • Always walk with your bike in the station or on trains.
  • If the train is crowded, wait for the next train.
  • Allow other passengers to exit and enter the train before boarding.
  • Always stand with your bike in the designated open area while onboard.
  • Always keep doors and aisles clear.
  • Give priority to wheelchair passengers in designated areas.
  • Bicyclists under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Fuel-powered, 3-wheeled, tandem, recumbent and over 6-foot long bicycles, as well as all mopeds and trailers, are not allowed.

For more Metro bike information,  visit Metro’s web page www.metro.net/bikes.  For more information on CicLAvia or to view a route map, visit www.ciclavia.org/.

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