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Go Metro to CicLAvia Sunday, Oct. 9


Wednesday October 05, 2011

Go Metro and continue your car-free experience to and from CicLAvia in Los Angeles this Sunday, October 9.  

L.A.'s third official CicLAvia event is designed to open 10 miles of city streets to pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers, skateboarders and others for a day of recreation and social integration.  The free public event will take place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

With an expanded north/south route, even more people can enjoy the event via 12 Metro Rail stations on or near the event route.

While the route will include 18 crossing points for vehicular traffic, street closures will impact Metro Bus routes beginning 9 a.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon.  Metro bus lines impacted by the CicLAvia route are:  Metro Line 2, 4, 10 (Rte. 48), 14 (Rte. 37), 16, 18, 20, 28, 30, 33, 40, 42, 53, 55, 60, 70, 71, 76, 78 (Rte. 79), 81, 83, 84 (Rte. 68), 90 (Rte. 91), 92, 94, 96, 460, 487, 603, 720, 733 and Silver Line. 

Metro patrons should anticipate bus detours and delays to service, as well as the temporary relocation of bus stops along the route.  Temporary stops will be located as near to original stops as possible.

Metro Rail can transport attendees on foot or bike without driving.  Metro Red/Purple Line stations at Civic Center, Pershing Square, 7th St./Metro Center, Westlake/MacArthur Park and Wilshire/Vermont are on or within three blocks of the route.  On Vermont Avenue, the Metro Red Line Station at Beverly is one block east of the route, and Vermont/Santa Monica Station is less than three-fourths of a mile from the northern point of the route at Melrose and Heliotrope.   The Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station is one block east of the route as it passes from Downtown L.A. to Hollenbeck Park in East Los Angeles and back.   Both the Mariachi Plaza and Soto Metro Gold Line Stations also are within three blocks from Hollenbeck Park. 

The north spur route also travels along Main Street and passes near Union Station, Los Angeles' main transportation hub that provides Amtrak, Metrolink, Metro Red Line, Metro Gold Line and numerous Metro and municipal bus services serving L.A. County and beyond.  Additionally, the Washington Metro Blue Line Station is within four blocks of the southernmost part of the route at Central and 14th Street. 

CicLAvia attendees can also utilize 10 newly retrofitted bike cars on Metrolink trains.  Metrolink bike cars will be able to accommodate 20 bicycles, allowing more people to enjoy regional travel without their cars. 

For more information on Metro services,  visit Metro's web page or call 1 (800) COMMUTE.  For more information on CicLAvia or to view a route map, visit

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