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Cyclists and pedestrians rule the road in Atwater Village today

CicLAvia in glendale and atwater village

Photo by Roberto Fonseca

By ROBERTO FONSECA

Cyclists, pedestrians and skaters are taking advantage of car-free streets in Atwater Village and Glendale today for CicLAvia.

About three miles of streets — including Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village and Central and Brand avenues in Glendale — have been shut down to motor vehicles for most of the day for what’s called an open-streets event. CicLAvia ends at 4 pm but most streets won’t reopen to traffic until 5:30 pm.

Many participants were wearing USA or Mexico Jerseys because of the USA vs Mexico game later today.

“Everything has been so smooth so far,” said John Williams, a security guard working the event this morning. “People have been happy and well behaved around here ”

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Roberto Fonseca is a senior journalism major at Chico State University. Fonseca grew up in Atwater Village and attended Atwater Elementary, Irving Middle, Marshall and Sotomayor High schools before graduating in 2014.

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