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Los Angeles goes car free for a day for CicLAvia

September 30, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a car free day in parts of LA.

About 8 miles (13 kilometers) miles of streets stretching from downtown Los Angeles to the Hollywood Bowl are closed to motor vehicles Sunday as the city’s latest celebration of the CicLAvia (sick-luh-VEE’-uh) festival opens the lanes to bicyclists.

Thousands of cyclists, skaters and pedestrians are expected to participate in the event, modeled on a weekly car-free tradition started in Bogota, Colombia.

Food trucks, musical performers and neighborhood guides are set up along the route. The streets will be closed to cars until 4 p.m.

Previous routes have gone through South Los Angeles, areas near the Port of Los Angeles, and along Wilshire Boulevard.

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