The 11th installation of CicLAvia — the first to be held in South L.A. — took place yesterday, and by all accounts it was another success. Cyclists and pedestrians travelled along the car-less Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Leimert Boulevard on a six-mile route that ran between Historic Central Avenue and Leimert Park with hubs located at both ends and at Exposition Park.
Previous events this year were dominated by sweltering weather, but not so yesterday as relatively cool temperatures only added to the enjoyment of the open streets and festivities.
CicLAvia events promote bicycle and pedestrian awareness by temporarily closing off roadways to automobiles and encourages walkers and bicyclists to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the communities along the route.
Previous event routes typically focused around downtown Los Angeles and surrounding neighborhoods, but have since expanded to include new routes including the Miracle Mile last April and the “CicLAvia to the Sea” in 2013. The next CicLAvia will take place this spring in the San Fernando Valley.
More photos of yesterday’s event can be viewed on Metro’s Flickr stream. And in case you missed it, we also have a brief video to show you a little bit of the action: