CicLAvia Introduces Iconic Wilshire Boulevard Route for June 23rd Open Streets Festival

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We just got word that CicLAvia has announced the route for CicLAvia VII: Iconic Wilshire Boulevard. The event runs a record 7 hours, from 9 am to 4 pm. The route runs a cool 6.3 miles from Wilshire and Grand in Downtown Los Angeles to Wilshire and Fairfax, just a couple of blocks from the historic 3rd Street Farmers Market.

  • This CicLAvia is signifgantly different than the other events for a couple of reasons.
  • For the first time, CicLAvia has a pair of pedestrian only zones for a couple of blocks at each end of the event.
  • Additional hubs include MacArthur Park, Koreatown and Mid-Wilshire.
  • There are only four car crossings for the 6.3 mile route
  • As mentioned above, the event runs for a record seven hours

Iconic Wilshire Boulevard is part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. This collaboration, initiated by the Getty, brings together 17 local cultural institutions from April through July for a wide-ranging look at the postwar built environment of the city as a whole, from its famous residential architecture to its vast freeway network, revealing the city’s development and ongoing impact in new ways. Major support for CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard has been provided by the Getty Foundation.

  • Woo!

  • Awesome! Thank you for making this more pedestrian-friendly than ever: A shorter route with fewer crossings, longer hours, lots to see, and great transit access on both ends.

  • Mr. Zacko

    Wasn’t this route originally supposed to go up Fairfax?

  • As far as I know, it’s always been planned to end at Wilshire/Fairfax.

  • I plan to walk it. #OneLessBike

  • 6.3 miles and 7 hours. so glad i’ll be able to take my sweet time along a route that has so much to do and see!

  • jessica

    walkLAvia !

  • Marcotico

    “Bike to WalkLAvia!” I love it. Massive Amsterdam style bike valets along the route! Bike traffic jams on all the surrounding streets.

  • Susuan

    I’m gonna get so sunburn

  • DJ

    I wish this route included a safe way to get across downtown–you still have to deal with traffic sewers on 5th & 6th or heavy congestion on 7th to connect to the Spring/Main lanes.