6 Miles Of South L.A. Streets Closed For ‘CicLAvia’ Event

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Tens of thousands of bicyclists and pedestrians participating in the city’s eleventh CicLAvia event have a portion of South Los Angeles to themselves Sunday.

CicLAvia’s six-mile South Los Angeles route will take cyclists through Leimert Park, Central Avenue, and Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to organizers.

Organizers say streets will reopen at 4:30 p.m. Click here to download a route map.

“Get out of your car for just a couple of hours and walk or take your skateboard or bicycle and see neighborhoods that you don’t know,” Aaron Paley, the event’s co-founder, tells KNX 1070.

Previous routes have taken participants through downtown, East Los Angeles, the Westside, and Wilshire Boulevard.

CicLAvia is open to the public and free of charge. Registration is not required and there is no start or end point along the route.

For traffic updates and conditions, listen to KNX 1070 Newsradio.

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