Leading in Los Angeles

CicLAvia and our partners are leading conversations and movements across Los Angeles for safer streets, connected communities, and more expansive urban parks. As our Executive Director Romel Pascual observes, “It’s always been CicLAvia’s mission to have people reimagine what their streets could and should look like.”

Liberating Our Future

On Thursday, August 6th, we joined the SVPLA’s Virtual Fast Pitch 2020. CicLAvia Chief Strategist Tafarai Bayne presented a vision for CicLAvia and open streets as our city adapts to so many new challenges.

It was exciting and encouraging to connect with fellow non-profits in this space, and with our own community of supporters. If you missed the event, you can still watch the 3-minute pitches from fellow non-profit leaders working to drive systemic change across our region, and learn how you can join their movements to bring liberation to all in Los Angeles. And read what Tafarai had to say (and find out what you can do to be a part of this movement)!

ULI Open Space Award

We were thrilled to be the recipients of a 2020 ULI Urban Open Space Awards Special Mention. "Though unconventional, CicLAvia is a “best park” with enormous reach and impact beyond any one community. CicLAvia builds a unifying social fabric connecting neighborhoods –and neighbors– to each other."

Our efforts to bring equity and community experiences to neighborhoods across Los Angeles have come to fruition thanks to our supporters and attendees. We know that spirit will be alive when we're ready to hit the streets again.

CicLAvia Joins the High Line

CicLAvia is one of 15 new members of the High Line Network, a community of nonprofit infrastructure reuse leaders. It's a humbling recognition of our work to redefine what a park can be, and our commitment to building truly equitable spaces for Los Angeles communities.

We are excited to learn and collaborate alongside so many other exceptional public space leaders!

Connecting with LA Leaders

Executive Director Romel Pascual joined several other Los Angeles leaders to speak to Move LA's Boulevards of Equity and Opportunity Zoomposium. Along with urban planning policymakers, staff at LA Metro and former mayors, they discussed the ways our city is changing, and reimagined how our city can truly work for all residents.

There are countless ways to expand transit, create safer streets and sidewalks, and bring more pocket parks to the city - we just have to work with our partners to accomplish it.

We're not the only organization continuing to work and connect this year; check out our What Would CicLAvia Do? community calendar to see what's going on in and around Los Angeles, and how much you can do from home.

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