Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. One day only, ONE DAY ONLY !!!!! 7 miles of L.A. streets will be closed off so people can frolic, worry free about getting hit by a stupid driver who’s not paying attention to the road. But what exactly is CICLAVIA, from their site,
“AÂ CiclovÃa is not justÂ for recreation. It is social integration.
CiclovÃas started in BogotÃ¡, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. NowÂ they happenÂ throughout Latin America and the United States, connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic. The health benefits are immense. CiclovÃasÂ bring families outside of their homesÂ to enjoy the streets, our largest public space.
In Los Angeles we needÂ CicLAvia more than ever. Our streets are congested with traffic, our air is polluted with toxicÂ fumes, our children suffer from obesity and other healthÂ conditionsÂ caused byÂ the scarcityÂ of public space and safe, healthy transportation options.Â CicLAvia creates a temporary park for free, simplyÂ by removing carsÂ from city streets. It creates a network of connections between our neighborhoods and businesses and parks with corridorsÂ filled withÂ fun.”
It’s pretty selfÂ explanatory, so grab your bike and cruise around. I’ll be at Hollenbeck Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. helping out before I head out and ride. The event goes on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See ya there. P.S. I’ll be wearing a cape 😀