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A Narrative Neighborhood Guide to CicLAvia in South LA

CicLAvia's got us conditioned: first comes the map, then comes the neighborhood guide, so that even if you've never been on the route before, you'll at least know a few local landmarks. We've already seen the map for this Sunday's CicLAvia, which takes place entirely south of the 10 Freeway, shutting down several miles of streets to cars and opening them to people, and now here we have the neighborhood guide. Like the guide for the last CicLAvia, it points out historical and cultural landmarks, eateries, and overall points of interest, but unlike that one, this guide takes a narrative approach to the neighborhoods it passes through (Leimert Park, Historic South-Central, Exposition Park), delivering history, cultural information, and context for the ride through a hybrid of fiction and factual sources like oral histories. The guide hopes to "provide a framework to locate and understand your own myths, memories, and histories" about South LA. It'll be useful this Sunday and beyond:

The CicLAvia South LA neighborhood guide was researched and written by the Southern California Library and Yanira Cartagena, with artwork by Grayson Jareth Simon and Winter Alexandra Simon, and designed by Colleen Corcoran and Tiffanie Tran.

· CicLAvia South LA Neighborhood Narrative Guide [Official Site]
· Here's the Map For the First CicLAvia Entirely in South LA [Curbed LA]