From the OC Register:
It was two years ago when the city of Los Angeles first shut down seven miles of pavement to make way for pedestrians and bicyclists – a move that challenged the conventional Southern California notion that the car rules the road. Now, the open-streets event known as CicLAvia has expanded to 10 miles, and for co-founder and Orange County native Adonia Lugo, the occasion proves that people seek to experience L.A. in a different way. On Sunday, the fourth CicLAvia begins at 10 a.m. and spans from Melrose to Boyle Heights. "I had a hunch that people would embrace the event once we made it happen. It's so much fun to walk and bike in city streets, it gives you a different sense of scale than you get when you're driving," said Lugo, 28, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at UC Irvine.

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