Learn about the effects of CicLAvia on public health, economic development, and air quality

CicLAvia has a wide variety of impact upon its community from economic development to public health to air quality. Below you can find links to studies completed by CicLAvia, UCLA and the RAND Corporation.

Economic Impacts Study - October 2013, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

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“Economic Impacts of CicLAvia: Study Finds Gains to Local Businesses”

Social and Public Health Study - June 2016, RAND Corporation, UCLA

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“CicLAvia: Evaluation of participation, physical activity and cost of an open streets event in Los Angeles”

Demographic, Social and Economic Development Study At-A-Glance

  • People from 74% of zip codes in the City of LA attended all 2015 events. These 74% of zip codes represent 80% of the population of the City.
  • People from 51% of zip codes in LA County were represented all 2015 events. These 51% percent of zip codes represent 58% of the population of the County.
  • Participants mirror LA County’s ethnicity demographics, representing all age ranges.
  • More than 40% would be at home if not for CicLAvia.
  • More than 50% would be inactive if not for CicLAvia.
  • Every route has a different audience, with 40% new attendees at each CicLAvia.
  • Local businesses along the CicLAvia routes see sales increase by as much as 57%.
  • Local crime has been reduced by 40% on CicLAvia days.

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Air Quality Study - October 2015, UCLA

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“Air quality impacts of a CicLAvia event in Downtown Los Angeles, CA”

Air Quality Study At-A-Glance

  • Particulate Matter 2.5 micrometers and smaller declined by 49% on route.
  • Ultrafine Particles reduced by 21% on CicLAvia streets.
  • Particulate Matter reduced by 12% on streets off-route (still open to traffic).

Related Articles

  • “L.A.’s CicLAvia significantly improves air quality in host neighborhoods, UCLA study finds” UCLA Newsroom
  • “Confirmed: CicLAvia Means Better Air Quality for Angelenos” The Atlantic City Lab