Los Angeles, California, USA
MissionThe mission of CicLAvia is to catalyze vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free open street events. CicLAvia engages with people throughout Southern California to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other.
What We DoSince October 2010, CicLAvia has produced 38 high quality and impactful car-free street events and has become a recognized leader in the global open streets movement championing a more equitable, healthy and connected Los Angeles. CicLAvia car-free street events have occurred within the City of Los Angeles and in neighboring cities in Los Angeles County, covering over 200 miles of streets. More than 1.8 million people have experienced CicLAvia from communities such as the San Fernando Valley, Culver City, Venice, Mar Vista, Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown, MacArthur Park, Westlake, Pico-Union, South LA, Echo Park, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights, Historic Downtown, East LA, Pasadena, Pacoima, Arleta, Panorama City, Southeast Cities, Glendale, San Pedro, Wilmington, Hollywood, and East Hollywood.
To ensure access, every CicLAvia car-free street event is completely free and open to all. CicLAvia participants mirror LA County's incredibly diverse demographics. The attendees are nearly evenly divided between men and women with the majority being 30-49 years old and the remainder almost evenly distributed between 18-29 and 50+ years old. 38% identify as White, 38% as Latino, 14% Asian American and 7% African American.
Today, CicLAvia is helping shape a new narrative for a sustainable Los Angeles - one that embraces active transportation, builds a strong sense of community, embraces climate resilient options, and promotes healthy lifestyles to improve the quality of life in Los Angeles. Significant air quality, environmental, public health, local economic development, and active transportation benefits have been measured as a function of CicLAvia.