Mark your calendars: here are your 2016 Open Streets events to help you discover more of L.A. in a car-free way. All are free to attend and feature fun community events.
- Beach Streets Downtown (Saturday, March 19): The 4-mile Downtown Long Beach route will feature the Broadway Corridor, Pine Ave., East Village Arts District and 4th Street Retro Row. Event Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closest Metro stations: 1st Street, Downtown Long Beach Metro Blue Line Stations.
- Lawndale Community Bicycle Ride and Open Streets Event Presented by Metro (Saturday, April 23): The 2.2-mile route will include the intersection of Manhattan Beach Blvd. and Prairie Avenue and will transverse along Manhattan Beach Blvd., Hawthorne Blvd., Marine Avenue and Prairie Avenue. Event hours: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Closest Metro station: Redondo Beach Metro Green Line Station.
- Downey Ride & Stride Open Streets Event Presented by Metro (Sunday, May 1): Come and explore the 5.5-mile route of safe, fun, car-free space for walking, biking, skating, jogging, strolling and the opportunity to discover Downey. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closest Metro station: Lakewood Metro Green Line Station.
- CicLAvia: Southeast Cities (Sunday, May 15): For the first time, CicLAvia will connect six communities in Southeast Los Angeles with a 8.58-mile route. The communities of Huntington Park, Walnut Park, South Gate, Firestone, Lynwood, and Watts play host. Event Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closest Metro station: 103rd Street/Watts Towers Metro Blue Line Station.
- Santa Monica Open Streets Event (Saturday, June 4): The Expo Line to Santa Monica will open just in time for this Open Streets event. Breeze Bike Share is available at the Expo station and throughout downtown Santa Monica. Route and event hours to be decided; stay tuned. Closest Metro station: Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line Station.
- San Gabriel Valley Car-Free Friendly Open Streets Event (Sunday, June 12): The 4.9-mile route was selected to incorporate the Rio Hondo River Bike Path, the El Monte Bus Station, the El Monte Metrolink Station, Peck Rd. Park, and Whittier Narrows. Event Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closest transit station: El Monte Metrolink Station, El Monte Bus Station, Upper Rio Hondo Regional Pedestrian/Bicycle Trail.
- 626 Golden Streets Presented by Metro (Sunday, June 26): The longest Open Streets event this year is a 17-plus-mile route linking six Metro Gold Line stations along the Foothills and seven San Gabriel Valley cities from South Pasadena to Azusa. Closest Metro station: South Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte/City of Hope, Irwindale and Azusa Downtown Metro Gold Line Stations.