According to the cicLAvia website, this LA event is inspired by Ciclovía, the original, weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia. CicLAvia opens LA streets to pedestrians and bicyclists, creating a temporary web of public space on which residents of Los Angeles can walk, bike, socialize, celebrate and learn more about their own city.
On 10/9/11, 10 miles of roadways will temporarily close to car traffic and open for recreational purposes.
From Boyle Heights to Downtown, MacArthur Park to East Hollywood, Chinatown, and South LA, CicLAvia encourages Angelenos to not only make active use of their streets, but to rediscover the roadways and neighborhoods that too often go unnoticed in a car.
Help open LA’s streets… take part in the third CicLAvia on 10/9/11 from 10A-3P.
Closest starting point to Hancock Park is Melrose and Helioptrope to the North; New Hampshire between Beverly and 4th directly to the East of our neighborhood.
WEBSITE: cicLAvia Website