Ever since CicLAvia debuted in 2010, I dreamed of bringing it to Culver City. Now the biggest open streets event in the US is here thanks to the great CicLAvia staff, our enthusiastic business partners like the Downtown Business Association, our stellar city staff, my colleagues on the Council the Culver City Bicycle Coalition for providing a free bike valet – and Metro, which funded this endeavor.
This car-free event is the perfect way to open up our streets to the people, and help residents and visitors alike experience the great community of Culver City. Take away cars, and our city becomes a park, a play space, a social hub, a gigantic gym and a party.
Restaurants along the route: get ready to do some serious business – because tens of thousands of CicLAvia participants will eat a lot along the way. In fact, the Luskin School of Public Policy at UCLA has a study to prove it!
Culver City had its first CicLAvia foray in 2013, when CicLAvia to the Sea passed Culver City, and we made our Downtown an official – and highly successful – hub.
It was a great pleasure to have helped in the planning for this event, and a particular thrill to have chosen the name: “Culver City Meets Venice” – especially because I grew up in both cities! I hope you’ll join me thousands of others in celebrating the joys of human-powered locomotion: bikes, strollers, skateboards, wheelchairs, scooters and our own two feet.
To learn more about the route, for safety tips, a downloadable map, neighborhood guide & lots of great info, visit CicLAvia: Culver City Meets Venice.