Santa Monica Looking to Bring a Ciclovía to Main Street


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Los Angeles already has a seven-mile one planned for September, but Santa Monica also wants a car-free street festival. Tentatively planned for October, a 1.3 mile ciclovía — that's where a city street is closed down to vehicles, allowing for bicycles and pedestrians to take over — down Main Street will be considered by the city council tonight, according to the Santa Monica Daily Press.

The route would go between Colorado Boulevard and the city border near Marine Street, which the city is familiar with shutting down to traffic because of the Fourth of July parade. One city commissioner ideally wants the first event to be on October 10th, which is 10/10/10 (like a three-wheeled bicycle, apparently). Eventually, the idea is to hold a ciclovía four times a year and have the route extend into Venice.