CicLAvia Comes to La Verne!

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February 27, 2018
CicLAvia kicks off 2018 with a brand new route - Heart of the Foothills - on Sunday, April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day! The country’s largest open streets event will connect the City of San Dimas, the City of La Verne, the City of Pomona and the City of Claremont! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space!
Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to Los Angelenos to use as a public park. Free for all, CicLAvia connects communities to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to bike, walk, skate, roll, and dance through Los Angeles.
Over 1 million people have experienced CicLAvia. It's the biggest open streets event in the USA!
Participants represent 80% of the population of the City of Los Angeles.
CicLAvia has created over 140 miles of open streets.
CicLAvia has been opening streets across Los Angeles county since 2010.
CicLAvia has five times more people using its temporary park space during event day than are using all of the other parks in the city of Los Angeles combined.
CicLAvia has impacted local and regional transportation policy related to pedestrians and bikes.
CicLAvia improves air quality by reducing ultrafine particles in the air by over 20 percent.
What Will You See at CicLAvia?
  • Tens of thousands of participants on the car-free streets from all over the region eager to explore the neighborhood
  • Happy people looking for their new favorite spot
  • Police and Department of Transportation Officers responsible for traffic and crowd control along the route
  • CicLAvia staff and volunteers on the route assisting participants with questions and concerns
  • Restrooms, free water, first aid, trash/ recycling, bike parking, free bike repair, and information booths at hubs along the route
  • Safe, fun and family-oriented activities
“ The single biggest day of daytime business in the history of Downtown Culver City is when CicLAvia comes to town! Our whole community has a great day.”
- The Culver Hotel, Downtown Culver City
PLAN TO BE OPEN ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT (9am–4pm). Make your storefront visible with signage and banners.
BRING YOUR BUSINESS OUTSIDE. If you have permission to use the sidewalk in front of your business, feel free to bring products, music or seating outside. If you activate your sidewalk you must maintain a 4' clearance for ADA access. (Please note: under the terms of CicLAvia’s permit, no stationary objects are allowed in the street.)
GET FEATURED ON THE CICLAVIA DIGITAL MAP. Businesses that offer a special CicLAvia discount can be listed for free on our interactive digital map: See below for details on joining the CicLAvia Savings program.
HELP GET THE WORD OUT IN ADVANCE. Put up a CicLAvia poster or give CicLAvia postcards to your customers! Contact for more information and suggestions.
  • Encourage participants to stop by on the day of the event by offering a special discount to CicLAvia participants. We’ll highlight your family-friendly business* for free on the CicLAvia web-site and digitial map, subject to approval. Follow these guidelines to join:
    • Offer a discount on the day of CicLAvia during business hours.
    • Send the name of your business, discount offer, business address, and website link (if available) to or call 213.355.8500 by Monday, April 16. Include name, email, and contact information for your business.
*e.g. restaurants, movie theaters, toy stores, clothing shops, hair salons, banks
Alex Merlino, Finance Director / 917.721.3127 /
How Will Car Access and Parking be Handled?
CicLAvia’s event hours are 9:00am–4:00pm on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The 6.5-mile route of CicLAvia streets will be closed to all cars from 7:00am to 6:00pm. No vehicles or on-street parking will be allowed on the route during this time. Parking restrictions and towing will be enforced starting at 1:00am on Sunday, April 22. There are crossing points at several intersections where vehicles can cross the route (see map). Expect medium-to-long delays on nearby streets if you must drive or travel by bus that day.
ALL DRIVEWAYS ON THE ROUTE WILL BE BLOCKED and inaccessible beginning at 7:00am on Sunday, April 22.
  • If your vehicle is parked in your driveway and you need to use it after 7:00am on April 22, please park elsewhere as the vehicle will be inaccessible until approximately 6:00pm. Vehicles will not be allowed to enter or exit the route during this time. Please note: the city will allow parking on side streets directly off the route overnight from 8:00pm on April 21 to 6:00pm on April 22.
  • Street closures begin at 6:00am, with full route closures in place by 7:00am. The event runs from 9:00am–4:00pm, and streets will be fully open to cars by approximately 6:00pm.
  • Cars can cross the route at selected major streets (see map). Pedestrian crossings will also be available along the route to give people access to businesses and buildings on both sides of the street. All other cross-streets will be closed at the route. Streets adjacent to the route will remain open to local access for residents and businesses.
  • NO PARKING allowed on the route after 1:00am on Sunday, April 22. Parking restrictions will be posted and towing will be enforced. Please note: the city will allow parking on side streets directly off the route overnight from 8:00pm on April 21 to 6:00pm on April 22.
  • Additional street parking near the route may be restricted. Please check posted parking restrictions in your neighborhood.
  • Parking reimbursement: If you are a resident or business directly on the route, CicLAvia can reimburse you up to $20 per vehicle for any parking costs you incur from 8:00pm on Saturday, April 21 through 6:00pm on Sunday, April 22. For reimbursement, mail a copy of your parking receipt and proof of residence or employment to:
525 S Hewitt St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Questions or Concerns?
Email or call 213.355.8500.
For concerns or questions regarding the street closure permits, contact:
City of San Dimas: Ann Garcia 909.394.6282
City of La Verne: Community Services Department 909.506.8700
City of Pomona: Public Works Department 909.620.2261
City of Claremont: Human Services Department 909.399.5490
CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This CicLAvia event is produced in partnership with the City of San Dimas, City of La Verne, City of Pomona, City of Claremont, San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, Metro, and CicLAvia, Inc.