Selecting CicLAvia routes hinges on a combination of community support and available resources. While the event has proven extremely popular since the inaugural event in 2010, the demand for “open streets” events in Los Angeles County exceeds the organization’s current resources. However, in the coming years CicLAvia aims to engage with communities in 11 identified regions in Los Angeles County, as well as all 15 council districts in the City of Los Angeles.
CicLAvia prioritizes communities that meet most or all of the following criteria:
Underserved Demographics: CicLAvia strives to bring open streets to areas that are low-income, park poor or experience significant inequities in access to health services, education, and cultural facilities.
Population Density: CicLAvia seeks communities with high population density in order to bring the benefits of open streets to the largest possible audience.
Favorable Geography: CicLAvia looks for communities that easily connect to other communities in the region, and have wide streets easily traversable by bike and on foot.
Cultural Diversity: CicLAvia celebrates diversity by connecting communities that highlight the multicultural reality of Los Angeles.
Main Commercial Corridors: CicLAvia aims to create routes that highlight local businesses, seeking commercial streets with limited driveways and buildings that abut the street. Studies have shown an increase in sales on CicLAvia day for businesses along the route.
Public Transit Connections: CicLAvia seeks transit-rich areas to allow participants from all over Los Angeles to access the event in a car-free way.
In 2016, CicLAvia will have four events:
- CicLAvia - The Valley on March 6
- CicLAvia - Southeast Cities on May 15
- CicLAvia - Wilshire Boulevard in August
- CicLAvia - Heart of LA in October
Details about the routes are available our events page.