CicLAvia Heart of L.A. 2019 – Open Thread

Yesterday's Heart of L.A. CicLAvia returned to the historic 4th Street bridge. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
Yesterday's Heart of L.A. CicLAvia returned to the historic 4th Street bridge. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
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Yesterday, CicLAvia returned to its popular Heart of Los Angeles route, this time celebrating the 100th birthday of UCLA. The open streets festival centered on downtown Los Angeles, including adjacent communities: Arts District, Boyle Heights, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and MacArthur Park.

The route included many familiar sites, some popular since the very first CicLAvia in October 2010: the historic 4th Street Bridge over the L.A. River, MacArthur Park, the downtown Civic Center, and Little Tokyo’s pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining areas.

It did not appear to be the most crowded Heart of L.A. CicLAvia ever, but the Metro-rail-friendly central L.A. route always draws plenty of participants. Tens of thousands of cyclists, pedestrians, scooterists, skaters, runners, wheelchair-users, and others enjoyed the pleasant car-free streets.

CicLAvia appeals to all ages
CicLAvia appeals to all ages – young riders on the 4th Street Bridge
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CicLAvia cyclists near L.A. City Hall
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CicLAvia draws many tricked-out bikes like this patriotic bubble-blowing one
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CicLAvia on 7th Street in Central City West
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Long line for Metro Bike Share during CicLAvia
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The intersection of 7th and Alvarado Streets has a recently installed diagonal crossing. During CicLAvia, the pedestrian-only scramble  phase remained intact – cyclists were held while pedestrians cleared the intersection.
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CicLAvia on historic Broadway in downtown Los Angeles

Readers – how was your experience at yesterday’s Heart of Los Angeles CicLAvia?

 

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