Ten years after its founding and eight months into a pandemic, L.A’s bike-centric nonprofit reimagines public health in an urban landscape.
CicLAvia turns public streets into public parks for a day. Instead of building permanent infrastructure, CicLAvia builds unifying social fabric, joyously connecting culturally diverse neighborhoods and neighbors to each other through open streets.
Growing from one Sunday in 2010 to bi-monthly in 2019, 35 CicLAvia open streets have covered 226 miles in 75 neighborhoods, attracting 1.85 million people from 80% of LA’s zip codes. People come from both host neighborhoods—and from all over LA—to explore LA together. They are split among new, repeat and die-hard fans. Some of LA’s most beloved open spaces, CicLAvia’s open streets are the go-to way to celebrate the region’s most important cultural moments. Each route is seven times larger than LA’s median public park. By bringing people together to share their communities, CicLAvia improves the quality of life in LA one ride, walk, stroll, roll, dance, run, smile at a time.
|Infrastructure Type||Public Streets|
|Status||Open / Ongoing|
|Project Leader||Romel Pascual|
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