DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Seven miles of streets in downtown Los Angeles were closed to vehicles Sunday for another CicLAvia event, in which city officials encourage residents to explore what different neighborhoods have to offer on foot or via other non-motorized modes of transport.
CicLAvia-Heart of LA was taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and is centered in a Grand Park hub, where activities include live music and theater, art installations, arts and crafts, pop-up shops, yoga classes and family and children's activities.
Other hubs are at Echo Park, Mariachi Plaza, Chinatown and Sixth Street.
Motorized vehicles are prohibited, but people are permitted to walk, bike, skate or otherwise traverse the route. Only people-powered equipment are allowed -- so no electric vehicles such as scooters or hoverboards.
A kickoff news conference was held at 8:30 a.m. at Grand Park featuring remarks from Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles, and other officials.
CicLAvia events have been held across Los Angeles since 2010. They are designed to reconnect residents with their neighbors and community, while supporting local businesses and encouraging healthy outdoor activities.
The final CicLAvia of 2022 is scheduled for Dec. 4 in South Los Angeles.
More information is available at www.ciclavia.org.