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CicLAvia to transform Wilshire Boulevard into car-free zone Sunday

April 04, 2014|By Dan Weikel
  • Hundreds of cyclists make their way along Wilshire Boulevard during a CicLAvia event in June 2013.
Hundreds of cyclists make their way along Wilshire Boulevard during a CicLAvia… (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles…)

CicLAvia, the city's increasingly popular cycling-oriented event, will once again transform traffic congested Wilshire Boulevard into a car-free zone on Sunday.

Thousands are expected to bike, stroll, run and walk the six-mile route from One Wilshire in downtown Los Angeles to the Miracle Mile area west of Hauser Boulevard. Feeder streets will be closed along the route.

The event, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is intended to give participants a different perspective on the city and a break from the stress and pollution of automobile traffic. Sunday will mark the ninth CicLAvia in Los Angeles.

The event is free to the public and no registration is required.

The route will connect One Wilshire to Fairfax Avenue along the Miracle Mile. These two anchor hubs will feature pedestrian zones with performers, food trucks and activities sponsored by local museums and event partners.

More hubs will be set up in MacArthur Park, Koreatown and the Mid-Wilshire district.

Ciclovias, as they are known in Spanish, started in Bogota, Colombia, more than 30 years ago and have spread throughout the United States and Latin America.

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