CicLAvia returns to the Culver City area today for the third time with a route that has been altered to include the unincorporated Palms community.
The 6.5 mile “Culver City Meets Mar Vista + Palms'' route primarily spans Washington Boulevard from the Culver City Arts District near La Cienega Boulevard to Centinela Avenue, and a shorter segment along Venice Boulevard between Centinela to Walgrove Avenue in Mar Vista.
As always, streets on and round the route will be closed to vehicle traffic during the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. event while thousands of people on foot, skates or bikes take the opportunity to explore the communities, merchants and organizations along the route.
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Art, music, food and family events will be located at designated hubs in downtown Culver City, the Arts District, Palms, Washington Boulevard West and Mar Vista with several merchants in the area are offering discounts and giveaways.
This will be the first CicLAvia of 2019, and organizers said it will go on, rain or shine.
A kickoff ceremony is set for 8 a.m. at the corner of Main Street and Culver Boulevard in Culver City. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Culver City Mayor Thomas Aujero Small are among the dignitaries expected to participate.
CicLAvia events, sponsored by Metro, are designed to encourage people to spend quality time in their communities and promote increased use of alternative transportation options.