CicLAvia hosted its 15th Open Streets festival yesterday. The Heart of L.A. route was similar to the now-familiar and always-a-hit initial October 10, 2010, route, with hubs at MacArthur Park, City Hall, and Hollenbeck Park, plus an added spur up into Chinatown. The route included plenty of great architecture, excellent transit connections, and of course tens of thousands of smiling faces.
This was the first CicLAvia to be blessed with a bit of rain. Early arrivals experienced scattered showers, which cleared up just before the 9 a.m. start time, leaving the air clean and the route damp. Attendance was abundant, but may have been slightly off due to the rain.
Below are a few photos highlighting the opening ceremonies and the latest great CicLAvia event.
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