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Partnering with Accelerate Resilience L.A.

We were honored to partner with Accelerate Resilience L.A. (ARLA) for our 44th event, CicLAvia—Mid City meets Pico Union! Along with other amazing local organizations, we shared the vision of climate resilience in Los Angeles. 

Andy Lipkis, Executive Director of ARLA, kicked off our press conference by saying, “This is the time to come together and plan for a more climate resilient L.A. Coming to CicLAvia is an act of resilience- for our health, recreation, and climate future.” With this theme in mind, here are Climate Resilience Tips from each partner to inspire you to take action in your day-to-day life!

Lynne Thompson, the 2021-2022 Los Angeles Poet Laureate, ended our press conference with her poem, Raffia, from her book, Beg No Pardon. She read, “Everything is family, everything is connected.” This tied in seamlessly with the theme of CicLAvia she described as being about, “ … people coming together for something really important for our city.”


Mid City meets Pico Union Recap Blog

What started off as a cloudy day at CicLAvia—Mid City meets Pico Union, quickly turned into the bright, sunny weather many Angelenos are accustomed to. Thank you to our partners Accelerate Resilience Los Angeles (ARLA) for partnering with us on this event. You can read more about our collaboration here

The press conference kicked off our 44th event centered on the theme of climate resilience and ways to take immediate action in the community and at home. We were fortunate to hear from Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez (CD1), Councilmember Heather Hutt (CD10), Connie Llanos (Interim GM, LADOT), Frank Ching (Deputy Executive Officer, LA Metro), Andy Lipkis (Executive Director, Accelerate Resilience L.A. [ARLA]), and Lynne Thompson (Los Angeles Poet Laureate 2021-2022).


Local Gems: Mid City meets Pico Union

We're back with our second event of the year with CicLAvia—Mid City meets Pico Union! Join us on Sunday, April 16th, from 9am - 4pm to celebrate 4 miles of open streets connecting Mid City and Pico Union and turning the streets into a car-free public park for the day.

The Mid City / Pico Union area consists of historic LA neighborhoods known for their diverse communities and rich cultural heritage. The area is home to a variety of local restaurants, art galleries, and landmarks that offer visitors a glimpse into the vibrant and dynamic culture of the neighborhood. Not sure what sights to see or bites to eat? Not to worry, let this list of local gems in the area start you off!


The Sun Always Shines On CicLAvia Sunday: The Valley Recap Blog

In a week full of showers, the rain decided to take a break for CicLAvia—The Valley! Despite the cold and cloudy weather, the CicLAvia community showed up and brought the sunshine to Canoga Park, Winnetka, and Reseda.


Local Gems: Venturing Through the Valley

After three years, we're back with CicLAvia—The Valley! Join us on Sunday, February 26th, from 9am - 3pm to celebrate 5 miles of open streets connecting Canoga Park, Winnetka, and Reseda. In case you need a refresher, enjoy this local gems blog of things to eat, see, and do in the area.


CicLAvia 2023 Season Launch Party and LA Aleworks Collaboration

CicLAvia has partnered with Los Angeles Ale Works to kick off the 2023 season and launch a beer collaboration with a West Coast IPA affectionately named: seek-la-VEE-ah.


Save the Date 2023

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🎉The entire 2023 CicLAvia Sunday schedule is here! We have been steadily increasing the number of annual events since 2010 and we're proud to bring you MORE events than ever before. Double the number from 2022.


Introducing CicLAmini

In 2023 we launched CicLAmini – compact neighborhood routes. A CicLAmini is a more pedestrian-oriented experience featuring activities sprinkled along the entire 1-2 mile open street event. Expect things like self-guided walking tours, scavenger hunts, street games, local business engagements, and art and cultural activities for all-ages.


CicLAvia 2022 Year in Review

This past year provided the opportunity for tens of thousands of Angelenos to walk, run, and roll through the neighborhoods of South LA, East Hollywood, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Echo Park, Downtown LA, and Boyle Heights during 4 CicLAvia open street events. We've got lots more planned for 2023, but first, let's take a look back at all we accomplished together in 2022.


South LA Recap Blog

It was a crisp, December morning on the streets of South LA when the 42nd CicLAvia Sunday kicked off with remarks by CicLAvia Executive Director, Romel Pascual. Before passing it off to LA’s 42nd Mayor, Eric Garcetti, Romel acknowledged that it was also his last CicLAvia as Mayor of Los Angeles. Romel thanked him for his longtime support and said, “Mayor Garcetti was there from the very beginning. When CicLAvia started in 2010 he was the president of the city council and he took the leadership and said, ‘Why not … why can't the city of LA have the same type of experiences around people powered mobility, open streets, no cars on the road for one day, like the cities of Bogotá, Medellín, and Mexico City?’”