Stories


The Sounds of CicLAvia

Silence.

Silence blankets CicLAvia but you never hear anyone talk about it.  We live in a city of rumbles and grumbles.  The rumbles of cars and trucks grinding along miles of city streets.  Fumes pumping from the exhausts of vehicles driven by people who fume and grumble over being stuck on those streets, physically miles from home and mentally miles from each other, even though only separated by thin layers of metal and glass. That is the noise we deal with every day. Every day but CicLAvia Sunday.


CicLAvia Launches New CicLAvia Explores Program

CicLAvia is thrilled to announce the launch of “CicLAvia Explores,” a new program designed to connect Angelenos with communities in Los Angeles County through a range of engaging activities held separately from CicLAvia car-free event days.


Metro Awards CicLAvia $2.35 Million for New Routes

CicLAvia Routes Receive $2.35 Million in Funding from Metro as Part of an Expansion of Car-Free, Open Streets Events Throughout Los Angeles County

Funds for Routes in East LA, Pasadena, Southeast Cities, Culver City and The Valley

                                                                      


#CicLAvia Visual History

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Did you see the CicLAvia visual history? It's gorgeous. And the feedback has been so encouraging. In fact, since launching we got a flood of photos from supporters. 


Have You Seen Our Story?

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Recently, a CicLAvia supporter emailed us a link to a bunch of awesome photos from past events. Community members love to share their pictures with us, but these photos were different.

 


Meet Exceptional Volunteers Dylan and Jose

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1. Tell us a bit about yourselves (school, hobbies, other activities/organizations you are involved with?)

Dylan:
 I'm a Los Angeles based Biker and I ride fixed gear. I make sandwiches for a living at Subway so I guess you could say I'm a good catch for any girl who enjoys sandwiches. When I'm not working, I like to bike miles after mile all over LA and volunteer. 

CicLAvia Appears on National Geographic's List of Top 10 Must-Do's for June

Earlier this month, National Geographic's Intellegent Travel listed CicLAvia as the third must-do event in their "10 Must-Dos in June" article.  


Meet Jon L., a CicLAvia Volunteer Lead!

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Tell us a bit about your background.
I'm a relative newcomer to California and Los Angeles, having moved here from Florida in 2008. I'm an Information Technology professional and freelance business consultant, with a background in *nix systems administration and data center storage/networking infrastructure. I live in NELA and I love seeing parts of the city I'm not as familiar with.

Meet Janice - the CicLAvia Volunteer with Spirit!

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Tell us a bit about your background:

I am a native of Tallahassee, Florida. I have been in California over 25 years; I graduated from University of LaVerne with a Bachelor and Master Degree.  I have volunteered all of my life but wasn’t aware it known as volunteering. It is something I enjoy giving back to all communities and caring for others. 


Profile of a CicLAvia Volunteer

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Tell us a little about your background

I was born and grew up in Los Angeles during the 50s and 60s, the second of ten children. I went to nursing school in San Francisco and Baltimore and helped start one of the first free clinics in the US, in Washington, D.C. I was really drawn to work in public health since I was convinced that the environment and conditions in neighborhoods that were the biggest contributors to poor health and poor quality of life.  I went to graduate school in public health nursing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill while I worked in a rural area as the public health nurse. I came home in the late 80s and worked for many years as a public health nurse before my retirement in 2011. I ride my bike every day for exercise, recreation, and errands. It seemed like a natural fit to look for volunteer opportunities to promote biking and that led me to the LA County Bicycle Coalition and CicLAvia.