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Traffic Advice for Surviving CicLAvia

Check out travel safety tips for CicLAvia Sunday.

The route stretches from downtown to Venice.
The route stretches from downtown to Venice.
L.A.'s city-wide bicycling event, CicLAvia, is coming this Sunday and the downtown-to-the-beach route promises to make traffic heavier than usual.

To ease gridlock, Metro is ramping up public transportation over the weekend. Expo Line trains will run every six minutes rather than every 12 to 15 minutes. The Gold, Red, Purple and Blue lines will increase their passenger capacities. Additional buses will be on standby at the Silver Line bus stations in El Monte and Artesia.

Here are some tips from city officials for safe travel on your CicLAvia Sunday.

  • Always walk bikes in the station and on trains.
  • If a train is crowded, wait for the next one.
  • Allow other passengers to exit and enter the train before boarding.
  • Stand with your bike in the designated open area onboard.
  • Keep doors and aisles clear, and give priority to wheelchair passengers.
  • Fuel-powered, three-wheel, tandem, recumbent, more than 6-foot-long bicycles, mopeds and trailers are not permitted aboard trains.
  • Bicyclists under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Riding a Metro train requires a TAP card, which costs $1 and is available at rail stations. People who plan to take multiple trains or buses were encouraged to purchase a Metro Day Pass, which costs $5 and allows unlimited rides for one day. 

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