Over five miles of roadway in South Los Angeles will be closed to vehicles Sunday to make way for CicLAvia, clearing the street for pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters.

“CicLAvia: South Los Angeles” connects the neighborhoods of South Central, Exposition Park, Leimert Park and Crenshaw, encompassing Crenshaw Boulevard between West Exposition and Martin Luther King, Jr. boulevards, to South Central Avenue.

The free open-street festival lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and follows public health guidelines. Since masks are required at events with over 10,000 attendees, complimentary masks will be available at event info booths. CicLAvia branded masks will also be on sale.

As always, participants are invited to explore the neighborhood on foot, bike, skates or skateboard.

County Supervisor Holly Mitchell, City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and state Secretary of Transportation David Kim will help begin the festivities with an 8:30 a.m. news conference near the corner of Obama and Crenshaw boulevards. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Congresswoman Karen Bass are also expected to participate in the opening ceremony.

CicLAvia officials have said more than 1.6 million people have taken part in the events over the years.

More information is available at www.ciclavia.org.

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