Go metro this Sunday to CicLAvia – Heart of LA


CicLAvia returns to DTLA this Sunday, October 10! Enjoy six miles of open streets by bike, skate or on foot. People of all ages and abilities are welcome.

The route is easily accessible via the subway with hubs near Chinatown and Mariachi Plaza stations on the L (Gold) line and Civic Center / Grand Park and Westlake / MacArthur Park stations on the B / D line (red /purple). Union Station is also close to the route and is served by Metro Rail, J (Silver) Line, Metrolink and Amtrak. If coming from Westside or Long Beach, take Line E (Expo) or Line A (blue) to 7th St / Metro Center.

If you are planning to cycle at CicLAvia and will be using Metro Rail for the event, here are some tips to follow:

  • Avoid long lines at TAP vending machines by pre-loading tickets or a pass to your TAP card.
  • Consider the TAP app for safe and easy contactless payment.
  • Cyclists must use the wider ADA tariff barriers and NOT the turnstiles or swing gates at emergency exits.
  • If you are boarding a bicycle, please use the bicycle area on the trains to avoid blocking the doors.
  • Bicycles are prohibited on escalators and should instead be transported via elevators or stairs at all stations.

Looking at 7th Street at the first CicLAvia in 2010. Photo by LA Metro.

If you don’t have a bike but feel like riding, take a Metro Bike! There are stations all around DTLA.

Another funny note: this is sort of the 10th anniversary of the first CicLAvia which happened on October 10, 2010, because last year’s 10th anniversary event had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

For more information on detours on Metro Bus lines during the event, visit Metro’s Service Advisory page or check out the Transit app. For more information on routes and connections, use the Transit app or call 323.GO.METRO.

Please note that masks are currently required on transit and all indoor public places in Los Angeles County, as well as at events with over 10,000 attendees. If you forget your mask, free masks will be available at the CicLAvia information kiosks.

CicLAvia is funded by the Metro Open Streets grant program, which funds day-long events that temporarily close city streets to cars and open them to people who walk, cycle and ride. The goal of the program is to provide people with the opportunity to walk and cycle through city streets, or to try public transit and foster civic engagement that supports walking projects and programs. , cycling and skating.


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