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Cars banned on 10 miles of L.A. streets for CicLAvia

October 9, 2011 |  7:44 am

Ten miles of city streets between East Hollywood and Boyle Heights will be closed to car traffic Sunday for Los Angeles' third CicLAvia event. The affected thoroughfares will reserved for non-motorized transportation, including bicycles, skateboard and foot traffic, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event has expanded from 7.5 miles included in the first two events a year ago and last April, with the addition of a southward extension to the African American Firefighter Museum on Central Avenue and a northward extension to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Olvera Street, ending at Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

There will be six hubs offering water, portable toilets, first aid stations and other amenities. The hubs are located at the Bicycle District in East Hollywood, MacArthur Park, the African American Firefighter Museum, the South Lawn of City Hall, El Pueblo de Los Angeles in the city’s historic center, and Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights. 

A map for the event, including crossing points for vehicle traffic, is available on the CicLAvia website.

-- Abby Sewell