LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Faced with a second day of gas prices hitting record highs, many Angelenos ditched their cars in celebration of Los Angeles’ fifth CicLAvia.READ MORE: At Least 2 Homes Destroyed When Wind-Whipped Fire Rips Through Bloomington Neighborhood
Officials closed 9.1 miles of city streets beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday for the car-free block party, encouraging residents to walk, run, or bike.READ MORE: Recovering COVID Patients Face Massive Medical Bills After Hospitalization
The closure is impacting parts of Hollywood, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, South Los Angeles and Downtown. The event will end at 3 p.m.
Meantime, the price of a gallon of gasoline in Los Angeles rose three cents on Sunday to nearly $4.70, according to AAA. In the Orange County area, it was almost $4.69 and $4.67 in the Inland Empire and out in Ventura County, the price of a gallon went up to $4.68.MORE NEWS: 2 Killed In Rowland Heights Shooting, Suspect At Large
Jeffrey Spring, a spokesperson for AAA, says the gas prices are the result of “a perfect storm,” with the Richmond refinery still recovering from a fire, a pipeline shut down in the Central Valley, as well as, last week’s power outage at a Torrance refinery.