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CicLAvia made its 2015 debut Sunday with another first – a visit to the San Fernando Valley.

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Thousands of cyclists took to Wilshire Boulevard during CicLAvia on April 6, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The event temporarily removes vehicles from the road in an effort to promote other means of transportation, such as bikes, skating and walking.

Sunday’s event was scheduled to take place on Ventura and Lankershim boulevards, from Studio City to North Hollywood between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The towing of vehicles parked along the route was expected to begin at 1 a.m. Sunday, the CicLAvia website warned.

CicLAvia's website displayed this map for the March 22, 2015, San Fernando Valley route.
CicLAvia’s website displayed this map for the March 22, 2015, San Fernando Valley route.

Streets closed to vehicles included:

  • Ventura Boulevard between Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Campo de Cahuenga
  • Campo de Cahuenga between Ventura Boulevard and Willowcrest Avenue (the Metro parking lot)
  • Lankershim Boulevard between Chandler Boulevard and the Los Angeles River near Chiquita Street
  • Lankershim was expected to remain open to two-way car traffic between the 101 Freeway on the south and the Cahuenga Boulevard/Los Angeles River fork on the north

Vehicles would be able to cross at multiple intersections, including:

  • Magnolia Boulevard, Vineland Avenue, Riverside Drive and Moorpark Street at Lankershim Boulevard
  • Laurel Canyon at Ventura Boulevard

The Metro’s Universal City Red Line station was also expected to be closed to parked vehicles between 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday.