Blumenfield Invites West Valley to Take Orange Line to CicLAvia

Applauds additional Orange Line buses for the Valley’s first CicLAvia event

LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield today applauded Metro’s decision to run more frequent buses on the Orange Line as CicLAvia is held in the San Fernando Valley for the first time this Sunday.

“The Orange Line is without a doubt the Valley’s most important transit resource, particularly for my West Valley constituents. Increased service means that more Angelenos will be able to get to and enjoy the first CicLAvia in the Valley,” said Blumenfield. “It’s also a great opportunity for my West Valley communities to utilize the Orange Line, perhaps for the first time.”

The Orange Line runs a light schedule on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. This Sunday, extra buses will run on the Metro Orange Line for more frequent service during event hours. More information on Metro’s schedule for CicLAvia, including information on bus detours and tips for riding Metro this weekend can be found at Metro.net.

CicLAvia started as a grassroots initiative in 2008. In the years since, CicLAvia has become the largest event of its kind in the United States and a leader in the global open streets movement. Sunday marks the first CicLAvia event to be held in the San Fernando Valley.

With CicLAvia coming to the Valley, riders should expect reduced bike rack availability on buses. To avoid lines, Metro recommends loading the $3.50 roundtrip fare on your TAP card in advance.

Earlier this year, as part of his commitment to promoting multi-modal transportation, Blumenfield hosted his 2nd annual West Valley Community Bike Ride to highlight bicycle infrastructure in the San Fernando Valley. In January, he invited Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) General Manager Seleta Reynolds to the San Fernando Valley for a transportation town hall meeting.


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