Get ready for CicLAvia: Heart of LA on Sunday, Dec. 2! The route runs through Chinatown, DTLA, and Boyle Heights. Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to enjoy.
The event will be easy to reach via Metro Rail. Stations along the route include: Pershing Square, Civic Center/Grand Park, and 7th St/Metro, which are served by the Red and Purple Line; Chinatown, Little Tokyo/Arts District, and Mariachi, which are served by the Gold Line. Union Station is also an option for those arriving via Metro Rail or Metrolink, but be aware that if you start from Union Station, there is a slight hill to climb in order to access the route.
If you don’t have a bike, this is a good time to try Metro Bike Share. There are stations all around DTLA, and we’ve just added some pedal-assist electric bikes to the fleet. Metro Bike Share will have additional bikes available near the 7th Street Hub, and a temporary station will be available at Mariachi Plaza during the event. A 30-minute bike ride costs $1.75 (you will need a credit card). Or you can purchase a $5 day pass in advance for free 30-minute rides all day. (Rides are $1.75 per 30 minutes thereafter.)
If you plan on riding your own bicycle at CicLAvia and will be taking Metro Rail to the event, here are a few tips to follow:
- Avoid long lines at TAP vending machines by loading fare or a pass on your TAP card in advance.
- Load $3.50 in Stored Value for a roundtrip ride.
- Bicyclists should use the wider ADA fare gates and NOT the turnstiles or emergency exit swing gates.
- If boarding with bicycle, please use allocated bike area on trains to avoid blocking doors.
- Bikes are prohibited on escalators and should be transported instead via elevators or stairs at all rail stations.
For more information about detours on specific Metro Bus lines during the event, visit Metro’s Service Advisory page. For more information on routes and connections, use the Trip Planner or call 323.GO.METRO.
CicLAvia is funded through the Metro Open Streets Grant Program, which provides funding to one-day events that temporarily close city streets to cars and open them to people walking, biking and rolling. The goal of the program is to offer people opportunities to walk and bike on city streets, or try transit (maybe for the first time) and foster civic engagement that supports active transportation projects and programs.
Categories: Transportation News