The Whittier Walk & Roll Open Streets event takes place this Sunday, July 16. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a six-mile stretch of Uptown Whittier streets radiating from the Whittier Greenway bike trail will be clear of all vehicular traffic and open for walkers, bikers, joggers, skateboarders and parents with strollers to explore the area’s scenic views, historic architecture and eclectic businesses!
The event is funded through the Metro Open Streets Grant Program which funds CicLAvia and similar events throughout L.A. County that temporarily close streets to automobiles and open them up to people to re-imagine their streets as a car-free environment. The goals of the program are to encourage sustainable modes of transportation (biking, walking and transit), provide an opportunity to take transit/ride a bike on a city street for the first time and provide an opportunity for civic engagement that can foster the development of the host city’s multi-modal policies.
If you’ve never visited Uptown Whittier sans automobile, this is an awesome time do so. Come ride the event with your bike, or if you don’t have one, walk the route. The route promises to offer participants a lot to see and do. There will be a rock climbing wall, museums to drop by, an art-stroll and a farmers market to explore.
Metro riders can expect bus detours and temporary stop relocations along the route. Check out the Service Advisory page for more information on specific detour routes. We look forward to seeing you out at the event! Make sure to stop by and chat with Metro staff at the Whittier Community Center Hub on Mar Vista Street.
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