(CTN News) – In the final CicLAvia event for the year on Sunday, more than seven miles of streets in South Los Angeles will be closed to vehicles so that residents may explore their neighborhoods on foot or by using other non-motorized means of transportation.
This event is organized by city officials to encourage residents to explore what their neighborhoods have to offer.
In this year’s race, the CicLAvia-South LA race will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday following a route that runs from Exposition Park all the way to Watts covering a 7.25-mile distance.
A total of five hubs are included in the system. In addition to the Historic South Central Hub, the Central Avenue Hub, the Florence Firestone Hub, and the final hub in Watts near the 103rd Street/Watts Towers Metro Station, the system is comprised of four hubs.
Pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, and other modes of transportation are allowed on the route, but motorized vehicles are prohibited.
A person-powered vehicle, such as a scooter or hoverboard, will not be permitted; only people-powered equipment will be permitted, such as wheelchairs.
The kickoff news conference, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., will be held in the classroom of one of the schools along Martin Luther King Blvd., near Vermont Avenue and South Hoover Street, and will be held in front of a large crowd.
It is expected that Metro officials and CicLAvia officials will join the Mayor of Los Angeles and City Councilman Curren Price for the opening.
It has been a tradition for CicLAvia events to be held throughout Los Angeles since 2010. There are a number of programs available to help residents feel more connected to their neighbors and community, while supporting local businesses and encouraging healthy outdoor activities.
The previous CicLAvia events in 202en held on a different route in South LA on July 10, in Hollywood and West Hollywood on Aug. 21, and in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 9.
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In just a month, on Sunday, July 10, CicLAvia will return to South L.A. for a route that extends down Western Avenue from the Metro E Line Exposition/Western Station all the way to Florence Avenue. Following South L.A., there will be: Sunday August 21: Meet the Hollywoods. Sunday October 9: Heart of L.A.