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A Comprehensive Guide to Enjoying the Valley Without a Car

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People love to hate on the Valley— it's a "chronically misunderstood and underappreciated" place, the official neighborhood guide for this weekend's CicLAvia - The Valley says. But that's a little harder to do after flipping through the pages of the guide, written by Andrea Richards and designed by Colleen Corcoran and Tiffanie Tran. The mini guidebook for the Metro-sponsored event, which will shut down miles of streets to cars and open them to people, might just be the thing to convince those on-the-fence riders to suit up for Sunday's event, which will run along sections of Lankershim and Ventura Boulevards, and traverse parts of North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Universal City, and Studio City.

Also noted in the pages are the plethora of activities and fun distractions happening along the route of this Sunday's street party: one day only, there will be pop-up cycletracks (protected bike lanes) on Chandler Boulevard and an "interactive musical composition" that mixes interviews, music, and "noise" from the listener's surroundings into a soundtrack for the route. Four hubs, which can be seen on the route map, will have everything from free bike valet to food trucks to free trees.

· CicLAvia - The Valley Neighborhood Guide [CicLAvia]
· Here Are the Map and Details For the First-Ever Valley CicLAvia [Curbed LA]