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CicLAvia Fast Facts

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, in collaboration with colleagues from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and RAND have worked since 2013 to collect and share data about CicLAvia events in Los Angeles communities.

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Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

On CicLAvia event routes, there is a 49% reduction in unhealthy small particles and a 21% reduction in even smaller and more harmful ultrafine particles. In surrounding neighborhoods, although roads remain open to cars and trucks, there’s still a 12% reduction in the small particles that dirty our air.

 

 

On an average day in Los Angeles, only 5% of people travel by METRO and 1% of people travel by bicycle.

On a CicLAvia day, 23% arrive by METRO and 28% of attendees arrive by bicycle. An average 33% of participants live within 1-mile of the Heart of LA route.

 

 

 

 

 
 

According to UCLA and RAND research, more than 34,000 Angelenos usually attend Heart of LA CicLAvia events.

 

 
 

Crime has not increased on CicLAvia routes. Violent crime in surrounding neighborhoods has reduced by 40% during events.

 
 
 

People who regularly attend CicLAvia are:
  • More physically active in their day-to-day lives
  • Drive less and bike more than first time attendees

And the top 3 sentiments people report after attending CicLAvia are:

  • Sense of Community (66%) 
  • Happiness or Joy (56%)
  • Connected to others (50%)

 

 

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, in collaboration with colleagues from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and RAND have worked since 2013 to collect and share data about CicLAvia events in our Los Angeles communities. For more information, please contact Christina Batteate.  

 

 

Additional Reading:

L.A.’s CicLAvia significantly improves air quality in host neighborhoods, UCLA study finds

Air quality impacts of a CicLAvia event in Downtown Los Angeles, CA