CicLAvia: Iconic Wilshire Boulevard

May 29, 2013 — Leave a comment

No cars, open streets, and the opportunity to explore one of the most legendary boulevards in Los Angeles by foot, bike, skates or other non-motorized transport marks CicLAvia: Iconic Wilshire Boulevard as the most walkable CicLAvia route ever!

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CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. There are activities along the route. Shop owners and restaurants are encouraged to open their doors to people along the CicLAvi route.

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Wilshire Boulevard was first carved out as a long path through a barley field in 1895. While its beginnings were humble, this path has transformed into one of the most notable boulevards in all of the United States.

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View of Wilshire Boulevard facing east, Lafayette Park is on the left (1945)

On CicLAvia day, participants can stroll through a snapshot of the city’s architectural evolution from Victorian vision to modernist experimentation; massive towers of business to intimate houses of worship; world-class museums to working class mercados.

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The CicLAvia: Iconic Wilshire Boulevard route will connect One Wilshire in Downtown Los Angeles to Fairfax Avenue along Miracle Mile. These two anchor hubs will feature pedestrian zones with performers, activities sponsored by several fantastic museums, programming by some of our community partners, food trucks, and more. Additional hubs along the route include MacArthur Park, Koreatown, and Mid-Wilshire.

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Click here for map

Ciclovías started in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States, connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic. The health benefits are immense. Ciclovías bring families outside of their homes to enjoy the streets, our largest public space in the city.

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In Los Angeles we need CicLAvia more than ever. Our streets are congested with traffic, our air is polluted with toxic fumes, our children suffer from obesity and other health conditions caused by the scarcity of public space and safe, healthy transportation options. CicLAvia creates a temporary park for free, simply by removing cars from city streets. It creates a network of connections between our neighborhoods and businesses and parks with corridors filled with fun.

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard
WHEN: Sunday, June 23, 2013 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: 
One Wilshire in Downtown Los Angeles to Fairfax Avenue along Miracle Mile

DETAILS: Open to the public and free of charge

CONTACT INFO: info@ciclavia.org or (213) 355-8500

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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