Get ready to WalkLAvia this Sunday at CicLAvia!

We’re gearing up for our big WalkLAvia walking parade at this Sunday’s CicLAvia! We’ve got homemade signs, popsicles, seed bombs, giant puppets, bubbles, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, capoeira artists, and more! WalkLAvia got some great media coverage this week, including:

We’ll begin our walk at 8th and Figueroa and walk down to the new Expo Park hub of the CicLAvia route. Safety and fun are our primary concerns, which is why we chose Figueroa—a nice, wide street that can fit our group of walkers as well as passing cyclists. Meet on the northwest corner of 8th and Figueroa at 11:30am (just south of the new Target and one block south of the 7th St/Metro Center Metro stop). The group will depart at noon and should arrive at Expo Park around 2pm. At about 12:15pm at Gil Lindsay Plaza, we’ll hear from Melani Smith of the Meléndrez design firm about the My Figueroa Corridor project, which will make Figueroa more pedestrian friendly and install LA’s first protected bike lanes.

There are multiple Blue Line and Expo Line stops along the route so people can follow our progress on Twitter (@LosAngelesWalks, #WalkLAvia) and meet up with us along the walk. The transit stops are also convenient for folks that would like to join us for the start of the walk and then head back to downtown early.

See you Sunday!

—Rachel Bennett

WalkLAvia this Sunday at CicLAvia!

Join us this Sunday October 7th as we take to the open streets of CicLAvia on foot! We will do a group walk from downtown LA to beautiful Expo Park, and walkers of all ages are welcome. We’ll have giant puppets, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, seed bombs, capoeira artists, popsicles, bubbles, a history lesson or two, and more!

We’ll begin our walk at 8th and Figueroa and walk down to the new Expo Park hub of the CicLAvia route. Safety and fun are our primary concerns, which is why we chose Figueroa—a nice, wide street that can fit our group of walkers as well as passing cyclists. Meet on the northwest corner of 8th and Figueroa at 11:30am (just south of the new Target and one block south of the 7th St/Metro Center Metro stop). The group will depart at noon and should arrive at Expo Park around 2pm.

There are multiple Blue Line and Expo Line stops along the route so people can follow our progress on Twitter (@LosAngelesWalks, #WalkLAvia) and meet up with us along the walk. The transit stops are also convenient for folks that would like to join us for the start of the walk and then head back to downtown early.

Along the walk, we’ll hear from Melani Smith with the Melendrez design firm about the My Figueroa Corridor Project at Gil Lindsay Plaza around 12:15pm, as well as the history of West Adams and downtown Los Angeles. We’ll end our walk at Expo Park around 2pm. The museums will be open and there’s a lot to explore…

  • California Science Center (open 10am-5pm, free admission to the permanent exhibition galleries) Check out the Ecosystems exhibit, Air and Space exhibits, and more!
  • Natural History Museum (open 9:30am-5pm, admission is $12/adult, $9/student or teen, $5/child, free/child under 2) Check out the new Dinosaur Hall, Animal Meet and Greet, Scavenger Hunt, Butterfly Brooch collection, and more!

There are two Expo Line stops near the end of our walk, so people can hop on the train and head back to downtown or head west and enjoy some of the sights, tastes, and great neighborhoods along the new Expo Line.

We look forward to walking with you on Sunday!

—Rachel Bennett