CicloSDias will open 2.5 miles of streets, car-free, in Pacific Beach to pedestrians, cyclists, families, and anyone who can imagine a new way to use them. This is an opportunity for visitors, neighbors and community members to come together and enjoy open, car-free streets.
The Hubs of the event are the intersections at Garnet and Ingraham, Garnet and Mission Boulevard, Turquoise and Cass Street, and Turquoise and La Jolla Mesa Drive. These Hubs will feature CicloSDias merchandise, showcase event sponsors, and host a bicycle repair booth. Event participants are encouraged to check in at each Hub and receive a free entry into our Bike raffle.
“Ciclovía,” which translates to English as “bike path” was coined in Bogota, Columbia, a city that began experimenting with its model Ciclovia initiative in 1974 as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. CicloSDias San Diego is modeled after similar car-free events held in cities around the world, including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. As of 2012, some 80 Open Streets initiatives are held regularly in North America. CicloSDias is all about connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic. CicloSDias San Diego will bring families outside of their homes to enjoy car free streets. The message is clear – we all want a clean, healthy and vibrant San Diego.
CicloSDias welcomes everyone in San Diego on March 30, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., to walk, ride, stroll, and enjoy our streets, which will be open to families, pedestrians, cyclists, joggers, skateboarders, and anyone else interested in using this public space in a new way.