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Here's What It Looks Like When Cars Are Banished From the Streets of the Valley

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There was quite a turnout yesterday to ride bikes, walk, and play on fives and a half miles of Lankershim and Ventura Boulevards, for the twelfth installment of CicLAvia in Los Angeles and the first time the event has crossed the hills into the notoriously car-friendly San Fernando Valley. Official attendance numbers won't be out for weeks, but an LAPD watch sergeant said they counted 20,000 attendees at 2 pm, says the Daily News. (Unofficial early estimates are around 100,000, says CBS LA.) The sight of people frolicking in the streets seems especially weird in the Valley, which many attendees noticed; one rider said a carless Ventura Boulevard looked "surreal." We've rounded up the best shots of bikes and pedestrians taking over these usually car-ful arteries—prepare to be shocked!

#CicLAvia in the #CicLAValley #BikeLA

A photo posted by Joe Anthony (@ohaijoe) on

Yesterday's adventure #CicLAvia #ciclavalley #someonecyclers #someoneposse #welldone #socal #caliLocal

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Bikes as far as the eye can see. N9t a car in sight. The way it should be #CicLAvia #ciclavalley #cycling

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