According to the cicLAvia website, this LA event is inspired by Ciclovía, the original, weekly street closure event in Bogotá, Colombia. CicLAvia opens LA streets to pedestrians and bicyclists, creating a temporary web of public space on which residents of Los Angeles can walk, bike, socialize, celebrate and learn more about their own city.
On 10/9/11, 10 miles of roadways will temporarily close to car traffic and open for recreational purposes.
From Boyle Heights to Downtown, MacArthur Park to East Hollywood, Chinatown, and South LA, CicLAvia encourages Angelenos to not only make active use of their streets, but to rediscover the roadways and neighborhoods that too often go unnoticed in a car.
Help open LA’s streets… take part in the third CicLAvia on 10/9/11 from 10A-3P.
Closest starting point to Hancock Park is Melrose and Helioptrope to the North; New Hampshire between Beverly and 4th directly to the East of our neighborhood.
PDF: cicLAvia Route Map Oct 9 2011
WEBSITE: cicLAvia Website
Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended family...at one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.