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CicLAvia: Motorists should expect major traffic delays

April 21, 2013|By A Times Staff Writer

Motorists should expect major traffic delays in parts of Los Angeles Sunday as an estimated 100,000 people take part in the CicLAvia bike event.

CicLAvia will temporarily close 15 miles of streets to motorized vehicles from downtown to Venice. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A Google Map shows the route and crossings open to vehicles. Other information is available at www.CicLAvia.org.

Parts of Alvarado, 7th and Main streets will be closed downtown. Venice Boulevard will be closed to vehicle traffic in both directions from Alvarado Street to Crenshaw Boulevard. From Crenshaw Boulevard in Mid-City to Grand Boulevard in Venice Beach, Venice Boulevard will be closed to westbound car traffic only.

The event was inspired by Ciclovia, which has been staged in traffic-choked Bogota, Colombia, for 30 years.

Will you explore the city Sunday during CicLAvia? Let us know how you’re enjoying the city and tweet your car-free photos @LANow with the hashtag #CicLAvia or upload them here. We’ll post the best ones.

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