More than seven miles of streets in South Los Angeles were closed to vehicles through 3 p.m. Sunday for the year’s final CicLAvia event, in which city officials encouraged residents to explore what different neighborhoods have to offer on foot or via other modes of non- motorized transport.

CicLAvia-South LA, which began at 9 a.m., was being held along a 7.25-mile route from Exposition Park to Watts. It includes five hubs, beginning at Expo Park and also including the Historic South Central Hub, the Central Avenue Hub, the Florence Firestone Hub and the final hub in Watts near the 103rd Street/Watts Towers Metro Station.

Motorized vehicles were prohibited, but people were permitted to walk, bike, skate or otherwise traverse the route. Only people-powered equipment was allowed, with electric vehicles such as scooters or hoverboards prohibited.

According to spoekswoman Joanna Brody, there were no health emergencies or arrests at the event.

CicLAvia events have been held across Los Angeles since 2010. They are designed to reconnect residents with their neighbors and community while supporting local businesses and encouraging healthy outdoor activities.

Previous CicLAvia events in 2022 were held July 10 at a different route in South Los Angeles, Aug. 21 in Hollywood and West Hollywood, and Oct. 9 in Downtown Los Angeles.

More information is available at www.ciclavia.org.

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