CicLAvia, Los Angeles's favorite linear block party, has taken another step into unknown territory, announcing that the first event of 2015 will take place in the San Fernando Valley on March 22. The route will run 5.5 miles along Lankershim Boulevard, from Universal City to North Hollywood and Coldwater Canyon. This will be the first time the beloved car-free event will take place in the Valley, but it's been hotly anticipated for a while now. According to CicLAvia's press release, the route "will highlight some of the gems of the East Valley including the North Hollywood Arts District, Universal City, the historic Campo de Cahuenga, Studio City Farmers Market and the famed Sportsmen's Lodge." This follows the Metro sponsored event's first foray into South LA late last year.
Metro Presents CicLAvia – The Valley will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on March 22, 2015. The first Valley CicLAvia hasn't even happened yet and City Councilmember and Metro Boardmember Paul Kerkorian already seems intent on making it a recurring event. "Everyone should come out to enjoy our public streets and help us inaugurate this new Valley tradition."
On February 7, Metro will sponsor a walking and food tour of North Hollywood for those who wish to explore part of the route prior to the main event. Later in 2015, CicLAvia will head to Pasadena (May 31), Culver City and Venice (August 9), and back once again to Downtown (sometime in October).
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