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More than six miles of downtown Los Angeles streets will be open Sunday to bicyclists, skaters and pedestrians as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of CicLAvia called the Heart of L.A.

The increasingly popular bike festival, which is held in different locations throughout the year, encourages people to abandon their cars for the day to explore their environment in other ways. The idea is to promote a clean environment and good health.

Sunday’s course will run through the Civic Center, the Arts District, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights, Chinatown and as far west as MacArthur Park. The day will start with a kickoff ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in front of Los Angeles City Hall and will include Mayor Eric Garcetti, County Supervisor Hilda Solis and CicLAvia executive director Romel Pascual.

The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will require about a dozen street closures that will last throughout the day. Sunday’s event will be the 15th edition of the car-free event.

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The Los Angeles Department of Transportation tweeted this map of the CicLAvia route for Oct. 18, 2015.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation tweeted this map of the CicLAvia route for Oct. 18, 2015.