Enjoy a car-free day on Wilshire Boulevard at CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard this Sunday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wilshire Blvd. will be closed to car traffic between Downtown L.A. and Fairfax Avenue for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy.
Getting to CicLAvia is easy via Metro Rail — there are four Red or Purple Line stations along or very close to Wilshire (7th/Metro Center, Westlake/MacArthur Park, Wilshire/Normandie, Wilshire/Western) and both the Blue Line and Expo Line also serve 7th/Metro Center. Riders can also transfer to the Red/Purple Line at Union Station from the Gold Line — or ride deeper into downtown via city streets and bike lanes. Bicyclists who want to get to CicLAvia by Metro should review Metro’s bike rules.
Metrolink will have two Bike Cars on select Antelope Valley, San Bernardino and Orange County Line trains. Take Metrolink to Union Station and transfer to the Metro Red/Purple Line, or ride your bike directly from Union Station to Wilshire (click for Downtown Los Angeles bike map).
The best part about going Metro to CicLAvia? Saving money on merch! Just show your valid TAP card at the MacArthur Park hub to save 15% on CicLAvia T-shirts.
Finally, if you’re heading to CicLAvia, drop by and visit Metro’s booth and mock subway car — look for it near LACMA. Metro staff will be there with plenty of information about Metro’s current bus and rail offerings as well as the Purple Line Extension project. It is also the gathering point for all Metro employees participating in the CicLAvia Challenge! Be there at 9 a.m. for the team photo.
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Hollywood Half Marathon is on 04/05/2014 and starts at Hollywood and Highland Station. How will the Metro Red schedule and stops be affected?
Editor, The Source
Just a heads up here, looks like the Metro Red Line subway will be quite busy with two major events this Sunday: CicLAvia and the Thai New Year (Songkran) festival at Hollywood/Western.
I’m planning on going – will Metro be running 6 car redline trains / any extra service? Or will it be Sunday service as usual?
Yes, there will be enhanced service on Metro Rail for CicLAvia. More details to come in a later post. Thanks!
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