2016 is shaping up to be the most open-streets-friendly in SoCal, ever, with over a half a dozen major "ciclovias" scheduled between March and October. Equally exciting, several events will feature completely new routes and neighborhoods to explore, including four southeast LA cities on May 15th and a host of San Gabriel Valley cities on June 12th and 26th. If you enjoy exploring LA's diversity by foot, bike, or skate, it's time to get out the calendar and save some dates for an active day with friends and family!
Save the Dates: SoCaL Open Streets 2016
A partial (and growing) list of SoCal open streets events in 2016!
What are "Open Streets"?
"Open Streets" events or "ciclovias" are temporary street closures for automobile traffic that "open" roads for community members of all ages to walk, bike, dance, play, jog, run, socialize and more! Popularized over 40 years ago in Bogota, Columbia, whose “ciclovia” takes place every Sunday and public holiday from 7am to 2pm with an estimated 2 million participants spread out over 70 miles, these simple but powerful events are relatively new to southern California; the first and largest regular event in SoCal (CicLAvia) was only hosted in October 2010. Check out this video for a better idea of what these wonderful community events can look like.