Introducing CicLAvia Walks!


CicLAvia Walks is an invitation to discover the riches of Los Angeles – its history, ecology, architecture, creativity, and playful happenstance. We hope that you will use CicLAvia as an opportunity to explore our great city from a new perspective and at a leisurely pace. 

CicLAvia Walks Guide - Oct 2011 Route

Not surprisingly, walking tours are a big part of the CicLAvia Walks initiative! Organized by Community Arts Resources (CARS) and Sara Daleiden of s(o)ul, in collaboration with John Arroyo, Ron Milam and Megan Sallabedra, these tours have been designed to help you fully experience the rich history and cultural resources along Spring Street, in Little Tokyo and in Boyle Heights. Following are the details for each tour.

Spring Street Promenade  Download Spring Street self guided tour info here
To promenade means to stroll in a public place for pleasure, often on a broad path designed for pedestrians. Created for CicLAvia, the Spring Street Promenade will expand the sidewalk for wandering in downtown. Artist and organizer Sara Daleiden and facilitator Ron Milam will lead a series of walking activities focused on downtown’s historic core and current redevelopment, including architecture, streetscape design, social services and other cultural resources.

Boyle Heights Walking Tour   Download Boyle Heights self guided tour info here 
Join urban practitioner and cultural producer John Arroyo for a leisurely cultural tour of Boyle Heights, starting from the active, lush green space of Hollenbeck Park. Walking on and around the CicLAvia route, this tour will explore the rich terrain of the neighborhood, including its diverse immigrant histories and progressive community centers. The tour will culminate at the 4th Street Bridge apex, overlooking the Los Angeles River, with a discussion about the master plan for river revitalization.