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CicLAvia 20: Culver City Meets Venice, Open Thread

The immensely popular CicLAvia open streets festival opened streets yesterday from Culver City to Venice. Photos by Joe Linton

The first CicLAvia of the year took place yesterday along about six miles of Washington Boulevard and Venice Boulevard extending from Culver City to Venice. The weather was cool and sunny, the crowds were huge, and there were, of course, all kinds of Angelenos running, walking, skating, and bicycling.

Yesterday's CicLAvia returned to the same popular route that the festival opened in August 2015. This time around it felt like more businesses knew the drill. From Tito's Tacos to informal streetside fresh lemonade stands, businesses opened their doors to invite in the great foot traffic.

Huge crowds (a nice problem to have) meant plenty of bike-on-bike congestion near hubs, especially approaching Venice Beach. Expo Line trains serving the event were packed with bicycles, too.

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CicLAvia on Washington Boulevard in Venice - way more people using the streets than a typical Sunday
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This couple set up their card-playing picnic in the parkway on Venice Boulevard
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All shapes and sizes of Angelenos bicycling CicLAvia
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The Venice High School cheer squad greeted participants in front of the VHS hub
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Tens of thousands of cyclists participated in yesterday's CicLAvia Culver City Meets Venice
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How was your CicLAvia Sunday? Tell about your experience in the comments below.

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