LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Bicyclists and pedestrians will have a portion of the San Fernando Valley to themselves this Sunday during the city’s upcoming CicLAvia event.
Metro Presents CicLAvia: The Valley will close 5.5 miles to motorized traffic and open it to bikes, pedestrians, roller skates, skateboards, or other means of wheeled transportation not powered by an engine from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22.
The event marks the first CicLAvia this year, as well as the first time the massive block party is being held in the Valley. The route will run along Lankershim to Ventura boulevards and will highlight the East Valley.
According to organizers, 50,000 people are expected to participate in the event, which is open to the public and free-of-charge.
CiclaVia first took to the streets of Los Angeles in 2010 and since then, there have been 12 events citywide.
With all the foot traffic, local businesses are hoping to cash-in and the city says they could see a boost by as much as 10 percent.