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CicLAvia ‘Heart of Los Angeles’ 2018 Open Thread

CicLAvia Heart of L.A. 2018 on the noble Fourth Street Bridge. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

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Yesterday, L.A.'s premiere open streets festival CicLAvia returned to central Los Angeles for its "Heart of Los Angeles" route. The event took place on car-free streets through Boyle Heights, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, the Arts District, and downtown L.A.'s historic core. Much of the route, including the beautiful Fourth Street Bridge over the L.A. River, was the same as was featured during L.A.'s first CicLAvia on October 10, 2010.

Central, transit-friendly routes like this are always pleasantly crowded. Tens of thousands of people bicycled, skated, walked, and otherwise enjoyed their way along the route.

With recent rains and cool crisp sunny weather, the light showed Los Angeles' people and buildings beautifully.

People skating and scootering on Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights
People skating, scootering, and cycling on Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights
People skating and scootering on Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights
CicLAvia welcomes people to the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Note that there was plenty of Metro Bike Share usage all along the route.
CicLAvia welcomes people to the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Note that there was plenty of Metro Bike Share usage all along the route.
CicLAvia welcomes people to the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Note that there was plenty of Metro Bike Share usage all along the route.
More CicLAvia along Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights
More CicLAvia along Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights, where the city has added painted bulb-outs as part of the Great Streets Initiative
More CicLAvia along Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights
CicLAvia opening streets in the downtown L.A. Arts District
CicLAvia opened streets in the downtown L.A. Arts District
CicLAvia opening streets in the downtown L.A. Arts District
All kinds of bikes, including tall bikes, along the CicLAvia route
All kinds of bikes, including tall bikes, Metro Bike Share, and bike-trailers, along the CicLAvia route
All kinds of bikes, including tall bikes, along the CicLAvia route

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