For the first time, CicLAvia connected six communities in Southeast Los Angeles with an open streets event on Sunday, May 15. The communities of Huntington Park, Walnut Park, South Gate, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, and Watts hosted the country’s largest open streets event. The streets closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.

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Tierra West was privileged to participate in this year’s 17th CicLAvia as it celebrated and explored the Southeastern region of LA County. CicLAvia – modeled after the ‘Open Streets’ Festival in Bogota, Columbia – invites runners, walkers, bikers, cyclist and skaters to actively explore and engage with the communities on the 19 mile route; promoting a cleaner environment and improved health.

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Tierra West partnered with the City of Huntington Park to help spread the word about the Focused General Plan Update. CicLAvia provided the perfect platform for promoting the shared values of Southeastern communities and cities with those of other regions throughout Los Angeles County; bringing to light that we’re all connected in more ways than imagined.

We had the pleasure of meeting many passionate community members and event-goers, who enjoyed snacks, a hydration station, informative graphics on the General Plan Update process, and quick surveys to share input on their goals for the General Plan. Thank you for visiting with us and sharing your input on PlanHP!

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