CicLAvia is making its first-ever appearance in San Pedro and Wilmington on Sunday. The event gives walkers, cyclists and skaters the chance to experience car-free local streets while exploring neighborhoods.
Don’t have a bike? As the map shows, there are several Metro Bike Share stations near the CicLAvia route. It’s $3.50 per 30 minutes to use Metro Bike Share or you can sign up for monthly or annual passes. Click here for pricing. Current promotion: first time users can get a free monthly pass when they sign up using promo code RIDEPORTOFLA2017.
To get there: with no Metro Rail service to San Pedro or Wilmington, bus service is an option — in particular the Silver Line — but we have to warn those bringing bikes that space on bike racks on buses is very limited and you may face some very long waits. Cyclists comfortable riding with car traffic can take the Blue Line to Long Beach, although this involves getting across the L.A. River on busy streets without bike lanes and using other streets without bike infrastructure.
Parking info is here. There is a huge lot by the San Pedro waterfront — i.e. Port O’Call Village. Exit at the north of the lot to 6th Street for easy access to the CicLAvia route.
Here’s the Long Beach bike map:
The interactive City of L.A. bike map is here: bike lanes in San Pedro and Wilmington.
Metro Bus detours — see below:
CicLAvia San Pedro Meets Wilmington is funded by Metro’s Open Streets program, whose goals are to provide opportunities for 1) riding transit, walking and riding a bike, possibly for the first time, 2) to encourage future mode shift to more sustainable transportation modes, and for 3) civic engagement to foster the development of multi-modal policies and infrastructure at the city/community level. More on the program here.
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