CicLAvia takes over Pasadena for the first time

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Thousands of bicyclists, skateboarders, roller skaters and pedestrians are expected to hit the streets of Pasadena Sunday for the city's first ever CicLAvia event.

The car-free event, which began at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m., starts along Colorado Boulevard and connects to the Memorial Park and Del Mar Gold Line stations.

Jaime Ortiz created Ciclovia, which means "open roads," in Bogota, Colombia to bring attention to car pollution and promote healthy living. The event gives participants a chance to see the city at a different pace.

"You don't need to have a bike, you can come down and walk, and this is a really great route to walk. Colorado is just so beautiful -- the architecture, the history, the culture, the stores, the restaurants, the coffee shops, so there's lots to do. There's cultural activities as well," said CicLAvia co-founder Aaron Paley.



This map shows the planned road closures for the CicLAvia Pasadena event on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

This map shows the planned road closures for the CicLAvia Pasadena event on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

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The following streets will remain closed until 4 p.m.:

  • E. Colorado Boulevard between S. Pasadena Avenue and S. Bonnie Avenue.

  • Raymond Avenue between Electric Drive (south of E. Walnut Street) and Del Mar Boulevard.

  • S. Lake Avenue between E. Colorado Boulevard and San Pasqual Street.

  • Cars can cross the routes at designated major intersections. Pasadena police, traffic controllers and CicLAvia volunteers will be at car-crossing points to help with the flow of traffic.

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