Why was CicLAvia created in Los Angeles?
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 over 45 years ago in Bogotá, Colombia, the first CicLAvia was held on October 10, 2010. 11 years and 36 CicLAvias later, more than a 1.8 million people have explored more than 228 miles of open streets in Los Angeles County.
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