WHO SAYS NOBODY WALKS IN LA?
Man, do we have a Sunday stroll for you! As part of CicLAvia on October 7th, we’ve taken the liberty to suggest three excellent walking itineraries that’ll knock your socks off. No bike? No problem! These walking tours are along the CicLAvia route, so you’ll be just as much a part of the festivities as the folks who’ll be whizzing by on two wheels.
ITINERARY #1: THE ARCHITECTURE ROUTE
Walking really is the best way to get an up-close look at LA’s distinctive buildings!
With the help of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter, CicLAvia has put together a Guide to Architecture & Design, which highlights some of the amazing landmarks along the route (27 sites to be exact!). Copies of the guide will be available for free at each of the six hubs along the CicLAvia route (or click here to download a digital version).
ITINERARY #2: LOS ANGELES WALKS (REALLY!)
Thanks to our friends at Los Angeles Walks for organizing this fun-filled pedestrian experience! This walking parade, which is perfect for people of all ages and abilities, will gather at 11:30 a.m. at the northwest corner of 8th St. & Figueroa. At noon, the group will begin its leisurely promenade down the historic Figueroa corridor. Along the way, walkers will have the exciting opportunity to meet up with Meléndrez Design Partners’ own Melani Smith, who will speak about the “My Figueroa Corridor Project” at Gil Lindsay Place. The walk will end at CicLAvia’s new Expo Park Hub, which will be buzzing with tons of family-friendly activities. And if you’re too tired to walk back up Figueroa, just hop on the Expo Line! There are two Metro stops near the Expo Park hub. To learn more about the Los Angeles Walks program happening at CicLAvia and to RSVP, visit its Facebook Events Page.
ITINERARY #3: WHAT WOULD LIFE BE LIKE IN LA WITHOUT CARS?
On Sunday, Living Streets LA will present “I Wish This Street Was ….” – an on-the-ground interpretation of a pedestrian-only street. Make sure to visit College Street in Chinatown (between Alameda and Broadway) for this interactive experience, including workshops, public art projects and imaginative games. Once you’re done envisioning this utopia, continue on to the Chinatown Hub and stroll throughout the neighborhood’s many iconic plazas. And if after all of that excitement you are still up for more, walk on down to another CicLAvia hub at Grand Park and take a load off at this new twelve-acre oasis.
To help you navigate CicLAvia on foot, we created these handy, interactive Google Maps - Itinerary #1 and Itineraries #2 & #3. Plot your course in advance, or just go with the flow on Sunday. See you on the route!