LADOT Presents Venice Boulevard: Explore the Corridor

On Sunday, July 23, from 2-6 p.m., Venice Boulevard: Explore the Corridor presented by Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and powered by CicLAvia, celebrates the recent transportation safety improvements along Venice Boulevard.

 

This free event will feature a series of guided group bike rides and walks along the new protected bike lanes and safety features on Venice Boulevard, between National and Sepulveda, as well as routes through the surrounding neighborhoods. Venice Boulevard will remain open to cars, and we encourage participants to explore the area safely. Bicycles, roller skates, skateboards, scooters, strollers, walkers, and runners are all welcome. There will also be a Hub at Venice and Bagley with music, street games and other activities for all ages and abilities. For a full list of activities, visit ciclavia.org.

 

The City of LA’s commitment to redesigning streets for the comfort and safety of pedestrians and cyclists is in the hopes of reducing fatalities and severe injuries caused by car crashes. Through data-driven analysis, community engagement, and innovative solutions, LADOT has transformed Venice Blvd with enhanced infrastructure, optimized signage, improved crosswalks, and increased public awareness campaigns.

 

LADOT's mission is to lead transportation planning, project delivery, and operations in the City of Los Angeles. We work together and collaborate to deliver a safe, livable, and well-run transportation system in the city and region.

 

"When we design streets that serve people, and all the ways in which they need to travel, corridors come to life and become the backbone of thriving communities," said LADOT Interim General Manager Connie Llanos. "This event, powered by CicLAvia, celebrates the transformation of Venice Blvd to a safer and more vibrant arterial connection that brings communities from downtown to the westside closer and gives thousands of people more meaningful and reliable choices for how they get to where they need to go."

 

In addition to LADOT, event partners include City of Los Angeles, Palms Neighborhood Council, and Councilwoman Katy Yuroslavsky from Los Angeles Council District 5.

 

“After 47 open streets events, including our first CicLAmini in May, CicLAvia is taking a slight detour to partner with LADOT on this pop-up event to celebrate and explore the new bike and bus infrastructure along Venice Boulevard,” says CicLAvia Executive Director Romel Pascual. “Any progress toward making the streets safer and friendlier for people who bike, walk, and ride the bus is a step in the right direction of cleaner air, healthier lifestyle, less traffic, and a more joyful way to get around L.A. The new bike and bus lanes as permanent infrastructure on the west side of LA are definitely reasons to celebrate. We hope this partnership sets a precedent for prioritizing safety, inspiring further efforts to create safer environments for all road users.”

 

Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia has been temporarily closing streets to car traffic and opening them as public parks in Los Angeles since 2010. Now, with more than 275 miles of open streets, these beloved, always free to attend events are a celebration of L.A.’s diverse and vibrant communities. Over the past 13 years CicLAvia has helped communities re-imagine a greener and cleaner Los Angeles, while also promoting equitable transportation options, healthier lifestyles, and closer connections to community.

 

Participants assume all known and unknown risks of participation in CicLAvia. More information regarding participants rights can be found here: https://www.ciclavia.org/ciclavia-safety

 

Upcoming 2023 CicLAvia events include August 20: CicLAvia–Koreatown meets Hollywood; September 17: CicLAmini–North Hollywood; October 15: CicLAvia-Heart of LA; and December 3: CicLAvia-South LA (Leimert Park meets Historic South Central).

 

HOW & MORE INFORMATION:
• Visit https://www.ciclavia.org/venice_blvd_event & https://www.ciclavia.org/venice_blvd_event#guided_group_bike_rides_... for more detailed information
https://www.ciclavia.org/; info@ciclavia.org; 213-355-8500
• Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ciclavia
• Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ciclavia; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ciclavia/
• YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/CicLAviaLA
• Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/laciclavia/sets/with/72157656013962875
• Videos: https://vimeo.com/762450848; http://www.youtube.com/@CicLAviaLA

 

About CicLAvia

CicLAvia is a nonprofit organization committed to introducing Angelenos to the vibrant civic and cultural treasures throughout Los Angeles. CicLAvia highlights important issues to all Angelenos - from environmental health and air quality improvement to access to safe and open parks, physical and mental well-being.

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