Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Car-Free Streets

CicLAvia 2011: Angelenos (And Their Mayor) Take Back the Streets

12:34 PM EDT on April 19, 2011

Los Angeles's CicLAvia is more than a seven and a half mile street party with a funny name. In a city so closely associated with cars and car culture, it's one of the many signs that Los Angeles is changing and one's status is not represented by the vehicle one owns.

For the people that took to the streets on April 10, CicLAvia was about a lot of other things too: freedom, fun, fellowship and community were just some of the answers we got when we asked Angelenos what CicLAvia meant to them. And what's a film without some cameo appearances? Look for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and an even more famous cyclist on this trip through a car-free Southern Californian Sunday.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

We Have the ‘End of Days’ Flooding Pics You Need Right Now

It's bad out there. How bad? Here is a citywide roundup from our staff ... and our friends on social media.

September 29, 2023

Labor Gains: Judge Tosses App Giants’ Suit to Stop Deliverista Minimum Wage

Justice Nicholas Moyne cleared the way for a long-delayed wage hike for workers who brave dangerous roads to bring food directly to New Yorkers.

September 29, 2023

Fed Up Bronxites Tell Mayor To Forget About Bus Ride Invitation After Fordham Road ‘Betrayal’

"I really would think that our mayor would be a little bit more active and speak with us, because he hasn't really made any time with riders. We're not the enemy. We just want better bus service."

September 29, 2023

City Pays $150K to Settle Suit Over Cops Who Harassed Man Who Reported Police Parking Misconduct

Justin Sherwood and his lawyer will pocket $152,000 to settle his federal civil rights suit against the city and several officers who harassed him following his 311 calls.

September 28, 2023
See all posts