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‘CicLAvia—Meet The Hollywoods’ will Debut New Route through the City of West Hollywood on Sunday, August 18

Post Date:August 06, 2019 4:35 PM

ciclavia 2019CicLAvia will connect the City of West Hollywood with the City of Los Angeles communities of Hollywood and East Hollywood on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods, presented by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).

West Hollywood’s stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard will be transformed into public recreational space for the day and community members are invited to walk, bike, roll, and stroll. The event will, in total, feature a 6.5-mile route that connects Santa Monica Boulevard to N. Highland Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard with highlights that include the City of West Hollywood’s rainbow crosswalk, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more. At CicLAvia, there is no starting point or finish line: participants can start and end anywhere. CicLAvia is open to all forms of human-powered, non-motorized transport. Streets will be closed to motor vehicles.

“As CicLAvia rolls into West Hollywood, we’re overjoyed to be a host city and welcome everyone for this next edition of the tradition,” said West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “We’re already the most walkable city in the region and on funday/Sunday, August 18th we’ll be the most bike-able, too.”

“I have long sought to bring CicLAvia to West Hollywood,” said Mayor Pro Tempore Lindsey P. Horvath. “I am thrilled for our city and community to share in the joy of CicLAvia — with families and friends connecting in new ways. West Hollywood’s strength lies in our celebration of diversity and inclusion. Traveling along iconic Santa Monica Boulevard through the heart of West Hollywood reminds us of what makes our city special:  Unique businesses, historic architecture, a vibrant LGBTQ community, and the dynamic people who call West Hollywood home.”

Within the City of West Hollywood, the CicLAvia event will close Santa Monica Boulevard to vehicular traffic on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. between N. La Brea Avenue and N. San Vicente Boulevard. Vehicles will be permitted to cross Santa Monica Boulevard at designated crossing points at La Cienega Boulevard, N. Crescent Heights Boulevard, N. Fairfax Avenue, and N. La Brea Avenue.

The street closure will affect Metro routes and detours will be provided for lines: 4, 180 (181), 206, 210, 212, 217, 222, 237, and 704. For details about route changes, please visit www.metro.net. The City of West Hollywood’s free shuttle service, The PickUp, will run on a modified schedule from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. For details, please visit www.wehopickup.com.

For additional information about CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods Presented by Metro, including event information, street closure details, and a route map, please visit www.ciclavia.org/ciclavia_meet_the_hollywoods19.

CicLAvia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. CicLAvia is an innovative model for creating new public space and enriching civic life. Since the inaugural route on October 10, 2010, CicLAvia has visited dozens of communities and traversed over 200 miles, with more than 1.6 million people having participated. www.ciclavia.org

Metro, The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan. Metro is the lead transportation planning and funding agency for L.A. County and carries about 1.2 million boardings daily on a fleet of 2,200 low-emission buses and six rail lines. www.metro.net

For more information, please contact Tara Worden, Assistant Planner at the City of West Hollywood at (323) 848-6834 or tworden@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.
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