Thousands Expected to Participate in CicLAvia

Thousands of cyclists, skateboarders, roller-bladers and pedestrians are expected to take to the streets in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday as part of the eighth CicLAvia festival, which encourages Angelenos to abandon their cars for the day.

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Map shows streets to be closed to motor vehicles for Sunday’s CicLAvia. (CicLAvia) (October 5, 2013)

Organizers say they expect more than 100,000 to participate in Sunday’s event, which is set to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. over 7.5 miles of city streets in and around downtown. Portions of Spring Street, Broadway, 1st, 4th, 7th and 9th streets will be closed to traffic.

MAP: CicLAvia road closures

The closed roadways will reach west to MacArthur Park, east to Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights and north to Chinatown. Grand Park downtown will serve as a main hub, and Spring Street — from 9th Street to West 1st Street — will connect the two main parts of the event.

Los Angeles held its first CicLAvia in October 2010. The festival was an immediate hit with Angelenos who enjoyed the opportunity to travel urban roads without worrying about cars.

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