CicLAvia, everyone's favorite linear block party, is doing some major gamechanging for 2013: Yo! Venice! and Streetsblog announced today that two of the three events this year (which shut down several miles of city streets) will have completely fresh new routes--up to now, all CicLAvias have centered roughly around Downtown. First up, on April 21: "CicLAvia will head west from Downtown Los Angeles all the way to Venice Beach ... The route will utilize 'Venice Boulevard from Figueroa to the Beach.'" Then, on June 23: "The route starts in Downtown Los Angeles, but this time a somewhat smaller CicLAvia will extend to Fairfax Boulevard and Wilshire in the SoFax area. The route will run mostly along Wilshire Boulevard." On October 6, the event will be back on the traditional Downtown-centered route with an even longer extension into Boyle Heights. Organizers are hoping to eventually make CicLAvia a monthly event with a different (but "predictable") neighborhood route each time. Exec Director Aaron Paley says "We want people to say, 'It's April, that means the Venice Boulevard route.'"
· CicLAvia 2013: Routes to Venice Beach, Wilshire/Fairfax, Extended "Classic Route" [Streetsblog LA]
· CicLAvia: Dogtown to Downtown on April 21st! [Y!V!]