“Culver City is excited to welcome back CicLAvia, particularly as we celebrate our Centennial,” said Culver City Mayor Jim B. Clarke. “We are glad that this route, which includes our city, is considered a fan-favorite. I hope everyone will take some time to enjoy the open city streets and visit local businesses along the way!”
On Sunday March 26, “CicLAvia – Culver City Meets Venice presented by Metro” will open up streets in Culver City, Mar Vista, and Venice for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This car-free celebration is one of the largest open streets event in the country. One of the goals of the highly popular CicLAvia events is to transform streets into safe spaces for thousands of people to explore the city via non-motorized transport. Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners, and skaters to use as a recreational space. Culver City last hosted a CicLAvia event in August 2015, and this year’s event is once again a partnership with the City of Culver City, City of Los Angeles, Metro, and CicLAvia, Inc., which is a nonprofit organization.
CicLAvia brings a variety of benefits to the communities that host it. Some of the positive outcomes of CicLAvia events include improving air quality by reducing ultrafine particles in the air by over 20 percent. “Culver City is committed to doing its part to improve air quality and promote healthy activities. Events like CicLAvia help inspire folks to get out of their cars to experience our community at a slower, more enjoyable pace,” added Mayor Clarke.
For more information about the route map, parking and street closures, please visit the cicLAvia website or contact CicLAvia at (213) 355-8500 or via email.
CicLAvia is a 501(c)3 non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia started as a grassroots initiative in 2008 as the outgrowth of discussions held by a number of individuals who recognized that open streets events could address active transportation, urban land use and public health needs in Los Angeles. Inspired by the ciclovía events that started 40 years ago in Bogotá, Colombia, the first CicLAvia was held on October 10, 2010. CicLAvia temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to Los Angelenos to use as a public park. Five years and 14 CicLAvias later, more than a million people have explored more than 100 miles of open streets in Los Angeles County.