Why was CicLAvia created in Los Angeles?

Why was CicLAvia created in Los Angeles?

Answer

CicLAvia started as a grassroots initiative in 2008 as the outgrowth of discussions held by a number of individuals who recognized that open streets events could address active transportation, urban land use and public health needs in Los Angeles.

Inspired by the ciclovía events that started 40 years ago in Bogotá, Colombia, the first CicLAvia was held on October 10, 2010. Almost 8 years and 26 CicLAvias later, more than a million and a half people have explored more than 160 miles of open streets in Los Angeles County.