Walk Or Bike To Celebrate CicLAvia

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Angelenos will be getting out of their cars and onto the streets Sunday to celebrate CicLAVia.

CicLAvia is a temporary public space spanning 7.5 miles across Los Angeles that will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to promote cycling and walking. It is a collaboration between the City of Los Angeles, CicLAvia, and the cycling community to encourage healthy, active transportation and connect communities across the city.

Ciclovías started over thirty years ago in Bogotá, Colombia, as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. The event is now celebrated in New York, Chicago, Miami, Baltimore and Portland.

The 7.5-mile route will begin in East Hollywood at Heliotrope Drive and Melrose Avenue and run to 1st and St. Louis streets in Boyle Heights. It is free and open to the public.

For more information, updates and a route map, click here.

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