As far as transit-accessible CicLAvias go, the Metro-funded Meet the Hollywoods edition this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ranks very high. The 6.5-mile route is easily accessed from four Red Line subway stations — see the map above.
Need a bike? Not a problem! Metro Bike Share will have bikes available at two hubs — Barnsdall Art Park and the Walk of Fame hubs. Rides are $1.75 per 30 minutes or you can sign up for a pass. More info is on the Metro Bike Share website.
Metro is also going to have outreach staff on hand at Metro’s booth at the Walk of Fame Hub to discuss various projects and programs, including a long-term rail project that is in the early planning phase, the Crenshaw Line Northern Extension which would connect the Crenshaw/LAX Line to the Purple Line and the Red Line in Hollywood.
Metro artist Iris Yirei Hu will also be on hand to sign free copies of her poster depicting West Hollywood from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, there will be free copies of artist Ana Serrano’s poster of East Hollywood. Through the Eyes of Artists posters are displayed onboard Metro buses and trains.
The weather forecast for Sunday looks pretty much perfect: sunny with highs in the low 80s. As for taking the Red Line, please see the system map below — the subway is easy to reach via the Gold Line at Union Station and many different bus lines (although space on bike racks on buses is limited). Need a trip planner? Try metro.net or Google Maps.
If you want to drive to the Red Line, parking is available for $3 at both the North Hollywood and Universal City/Studio City stations in the San Fernando Valley and for $8 at Union Station. For those parking at NoHo or Universal, parking is $3. To pay, users will need their license plate and a TAP card.
Payments for parking can be made in any of the following ways:
- In-person at a pay kiosk
- By using the Metro Parking mobile app payment option. The app is available on Google Play and the App Store.
- Online by going to parkatmetro.net
CicLAvia and other open streets events in L.A. County are made possible with funding from Metro. The aim of Metro’s Open Streets Grant Program is pretty simple: to show folks there are other ways to get around L.A. besides driving — whether it’s walking, biking or taking transit or some combination thereof.