South Los Angeles goes car free for a day as 11th edition of CicLAvia makes way for cyclists

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LOS ANGELES — It's a car free day in parts of LA.

Some six miles of streets in South Los Angeles are closed to motor vehicles Sunday as the city's 11th CicLAvia (sick-luh-VEE'-uh) festival opens the lanes to cyclists.

With Leimert Park, Exposition Park and Jazz Park as hubs, the route stretches along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and other connecting roadways.

Thousands of cyclists, skaters and pedestrians are expected to participate in CicLAvia, modeled on a weekly car-free event 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 3 p.m.

Previous routes have gone through downtown, East Los Angeles, the Westside and along Wilshire Boulevard.

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