Watch CBS News

No cars allowed! CicLAvia takes over Melrose on Sunday

50th CicLAvia event in LA kicks off in the Fairfax District Sunday
50th CicLAvia event in LA kicks off in the Fairfax District Sunday 02:21

Four miles of Melrose Avenue will open up to cyclists, runners, walkers, and skaters Sunday, as the 50th CicLAvia street festival transforms how the roadway is used for six hours.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., nothing with a motor will be allowed on Melrose from Vermont Avenue west to Fairfax Avenue.

The first CicLAvia event took place Oct.10, 2010, from East Hollywood through downtown Los Angeles into Boyle Heights. Over 100,000 people attended the event which was intended to encourage alternative transportation and give residents a chance to tour new neighborhoods.

Six full-scale CicLAvia festivals were held in 2023, along with two CicLAmini events featuring smaller routes in Watts and North Hollywood.

Six full-scale festivals are planned for 2024, along with CicLAminis in Wilmington and Lincoln Heights. The next CicLAvia after Sunday's Melrose event will be held April 21 along Venice Boulevard in the Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice areas.

CicLAvia routes usually range from 4-10 miles along the streets, and the street festivals are free.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.