The Metro Board of Directors today awarded $3.7 million to CicLAvia and other organizations to put on transportation related events over the next two years.
CivLAvia — the next one is set for Oct. 5 — was started as a community- building response to traffic-clogged streets. Streets are closed in a section of the city for several hours on a weekend morning to give bikers, skaters, walkers and others a chance to use roads without worrying about traffic.
With the funding, CicLAvia plans to expand its downtown/Eastside event in October, organizers said.
Funding also will go to first-ever events to be held Pasadena, the San Fernando Valley, Culver City, and cities in southeastern Los Angeles County, such as Huntington Park, in 2015 and 2016.