Help Us

Sponsor CicLAvia
Sponsorship details here.

Make a donation
Donate on-line at the Support CicLAvia page.

Volunteer/Outreach - upcoming dates/times here!
We depend on huge numbers of volunteers! Especially on the day of our event (next CicLAvia is July 10th 2011) but also leading up to it. Latest shifts hereLet us know if you’re interested in joining us

Attend Board/Planning Meetings
Planning meetings are held once a month. They are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Eco-Village. Exact dates are determined at the previous monthly meeting and announced on twitter and facebook. Anyone interested in sharing ideas or finding ways to help is welcome to attend.

Volunteer at Other Events
Other events where cicLAvia will host a table. We need volunteers to tend the tables, handing out postcards and discussing cicLAvia.

Volunteer at cicLAvia
The day of cicLAvia, we will need lots of people to do lots of things – - distribute information, provide pedestrian assistance, distribute water, set-up/breakdown, Route Angels, and more.

If you would like to help with any of the above or to be added to our listserve, email us at: CicLAviaLA (at) gmail (dot) com

If you’re specifically interested in volunteering, email: CicLAviaVolunteer (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

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26 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Julio C. Esperias  |  April 26, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I would like to receive more information on your efforts. Thank you.

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  • 2. Julio C. Esperias  |  April 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I would like to receive information on your efforts. Thank you!

    Reply
    • 3. Joe Linton  |  May 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm

      Email us at the email address above CicLAviaLA (at) gmail (dot) com

      Reply
  • 4. Andrea Rojas  |  May 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Hello, my name is Andrea Rojas. I have just graduated from Loyola Marymount University as an Urban Planning major, and am interning at Playa Vista Capital just down the street, and am the founder of a club called Jovenes Unidos Por Colombia. I am Colombian American and have witnessed the power of the Ciclovia first hand. I am very passionate about the idea and am ecstatic to hear that you guys have done so much to make this happen. I am very interested in working with you guys in any position possible. As an LA native, I have faith that this will change LA for the better and will be a great success. Please let me know who I can talk to to get involved and what I can do to help. Thank you.

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  • 5. Shelley Pang  |  September 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I just found out about your event through a neighbor. As much as I want to be
    supportive of your project, you are inconveniencing many residents.

    We haven’t been given proper notice about the street closure. What are we to do
    with our cars and how to get to work and appointments? You really should
    re-route this through a commercial district. In the meantime, you should
    provide some courtesy to the residents you will be inconveniencing on that day.
    Perhaps you can make arrangements with Ralphs or Vons (on the corner of 3rd &
    Vermont) to provide safe parking for our vehicles. You need to do something for
    us.

    I am in contact with Councilman Eric Garcetti’s office regarding this matter.
    They didn’t know about it either. Apparently, you got the minimum number of
    signatures on your petition and stopped. this is not a way to endear your cause
    or to be welcomed back next year (or ever again).

    We live here. We care about this street. We care about the environment as much
    as you do. We will not, however, allow you to cause aggravation and unnecessary
    hassle for your poorly planned and poorly executed event.

    I will appreciate a reply. Don’t be surprised if the street isn’t all that
    welcoming on the morning of October 10.

    Reply
    • 6. Joe Linton  |  September 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm

      Shelley -

      Thanks for your comment.

      We actually went door to door on all the streets on the CicLAvia route. The city requirement for the event permit was notification – and we completed that for all 7 miles. As much as possible, we knocked on doors and spoke with residents, but in some cases, where we couldn’t access buildings, we just left required notices posted on the front door.

      Though we understand that the event will incovenience some drivers, it’s certainly not our intent to surprise or strand anyone with the street closure. We are looking at some possibilities for utilizing some unused off-street parking – especially toward the western end of the route (New Hampshire, Rosewood, and Heliotrope) where there are the greatest parking issues – but, at this point, if your only driveway is on the route, and if you absolutely need to drive between 10am and 3pm that day, you should plan to park somewhere else. I know this is difficult in Koreatown and East Hollywood. Our hope is that a lot of residents will enjoy participating in the event – and walk or bike on our streets that day.

      (We actually had initially designed the route to follow a more commercial corridor – Vermont Avenue – and ended up a block west of that, due to street closure concerns from the city’s Transportation Department. Our preference is for the larger, more commercial streets.)

      Again, thanks for voicing your concerns – I hope that we can do our best to address them, and to create and event that’s a big success.

      Joe Linton
      Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator

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      • 7. Jeff W.  |  October 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm

        Joe,

        Your reply is thoughtful and appropriate. I hope those going to work the next day can be provided parking a couple blocks away from the night before.

        For next year, the metros could have expanded Sunday services and maybe busses going to the outlying metro stops.

        Also, bike taxi services could be run for people needing to get in/out/across/along the route. Taxi residents to and from work for free.

  • 8. TERESA  |  October 4, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I JUST NOTICED OF THIS TODAY AND I LIKE IT, I WOULD LIKE YOU DO THIS MORE OFTEN, I AM FROM GUADALAJA MEX, AND THERE EVERY SUNDAY ONE OF THE MAIN STREETS IS CLOSED TO DO THIS

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    • 9. Jeff W.  |  October 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm

      Oh, yeah! I’m feelin’ it!

      Reply
  • 10. daniel reyes  |  October 8, 2010 at 1:37 am

    good idea, good event, somethig similar is happening in Tijuana MEX. they call it “Paseo bicicletero urbano” they do it twice a week, i am participating this L.A event 10-10-10. lets have FUN!!

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  • 11. Paul  |  October 10, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Today’s event was amazing! It was a true watershed moment for LA. There is no reason LA can’t have a Ciclavia every month or even every weekend. I would like to see everyone could tell the Mayor’s office what an amazing event this was. Ciclavia folks: whom should we write/email?

    Reply
  • 12. Joanna  |  October 10, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    What a great We-Love-LA event. We walked it. Next time, we’ll bike! Can we have these more than once a year? Please, please.

    Reply
  • 13. Evan  |  October 11, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I walked it, volunteered for two hours in the middle, rode the metro back where I started, and had a blast all day.

    Is there a way to do air quality testing at such an event, and to compare results with a typical Sunday? My guess is that one factor might justify the whole thing. Then, consider the fun and community building. If the details are adjusted and funds moved a little here and there, the overall cost should keep decreasing, until it pays for itself materially. The smiles will still be priceless.

    50k sounds like a great turnout. That is sure to multiply. Here’s to miles of smiles. Do it again in … three or four weeks?

    Too bad they didn’t have a giant LED/LCD monitor streaming slides from the 7300+ 350.org actions going on around the world.

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  • 14. Supp Suppinger  |  October 12, 2010 at 5:15 am

    fantastic thing! I visited LA some years ago! unbelievable, that You made this happen! Please, go on, make efforts to establish a regular Ciclavia and give the city, the public space, back to the people! Give cities a human dimension! Thanks! Supp, Austria, Europe.

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  • 15. Supp Suppinger  |  October 12, 2010 at 5:15 am

    please, make donating via paypal possible. thanks.

    Reply
  • 16. cicLAvia Los Angeles | NOW INFINITE  |  October 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    [...] as often as possible. If you enjoyed your Sunday at cicLAvia, please send your comments and even donate so that more of these days take [...]

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  • [...] When last I spoke with him, Paley said the group still needed to raise a significant amount of funds to pull off an April event. CicLAvia is one of the most important events for expanding public space in LA–so, if you feel like contributing or getting involved, there’s more info here. [...]

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  • 18. Alison Kendall  |  January 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I’m part of a non profit named Sustainable Streets which does cycling safety skills classes and promotes walking and biking. We’d like to provide a demonstration bike ed class on a short course somewhere along the route. Can you let me know if that is possible? We could provide a “pit stop” with shade, water and info on our programs and bicycle safety. Please contact me to discuss further. Thanks!

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  • 19. Joaquin  |  March 4, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Is there anyway to make the traffic lights blinking instead of functioning normally? A pedestrian crossing the street caused an accident that sent my son to hospital on the first one. We are going but hope for more protection from pedestrians carelessly crossing the road.

    Thanks! We love the event!!!!

    Reply
    • 20. Joe Linton  |  March 7, 2011 at 8:25 am

      I am glad you love the event… and sorry to hear about the ped-bike collision. At the closed intersections, the traffic lights are blinking red… and, for the most part, I saw peds, bikes, skates, etc. sharing the street well… Could you tell me more about what happened? Can you tell me the location – the specific cross-streets? Either post here, or email to info [at] ciclavia.org

      Reply
  • 21. Louie  |  April 13, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Somebody PLEASE do a financial impact study on local businesses. Considering that a few places actually RAN OUT OF FOOD by 3 PM, this could encourage other businesses to WANT CicLAvia to go through their street!

    Reply
  • [...] possible without financial support and volunteers. So if you can, please donate to CicLAvia and/or volunteer. We’ll see you out on July [...]

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  • [...] 50. Help plan and promote the next car-free CicLAvia. [...]

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  • 24. Ruben  |  October 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I took a snap shot on top of the 4th or 7th street bridge. Is there a website that has these photos??

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  • 25. Ruben  |  October 20, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Where can I see the snap shot images from the 4th street bridge?

    rubenl@uninex.com

    Reply
    • 26. Joe Linton  |  November 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm

      Go to facebook, then “Snap Yourself”

      Reply

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