LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of Angelenos ditched their cars and headed to Wilshire Boulevard on bike for the city’s seventh CicLAvia event.READ MORE: Strike Averted: IATSE And AMPTP Have 'Basic Contract' Agreement, Per Officials With The Theatrical Stage Employees Union
Officials closed six miles of Wilshire Boulevard at 9 a.m. Sunday for the car-free block party, encouraging residents to walk, run, or bike.
The route from Fairfax Avenue to Grand Avenue remained open to bicyclists, pedestrians, roller skaters, skateboarders, and any sort of wheeled contraption that’s not an automobile. The free event ends at 4 p.m.
Aaron Paley, the event founder and executive director, told KNX 1070 that cars in the area would be able to cross at Vermont, Western, Fairfax, Grand, and La Brea avenues. Alvarado Street was another available crossing point.READ MORE: Taylor's Blunder, Other Missed Chances Put LA In NLCS Hole