Play on car free streets.
CiCLEvia (see-CLE-vee-uh) is an open streets movement. Segments of Cleveland streets are temporarily closed to cars and opened for people-powered movement such as biking, walking, dancing, and so much more.
The name ciCLEvia is derived from the ciclovias of Latin American cities such as Bogota, Colombia, where over 70 miles of streets are open to people every Sunday and holiday.
CiCLEvia encourages a culture of active living and sustainable transportation while drawing on the many assets of our neighborhoods and community members to reclaim the streets where we live, work, and play.
CiCLEvia: Open Streets Cleveland can be transformative by:
- Celebrating the unique elements of Cleveland neighborhoods
- Advancing a cultural movement of sustainable transportation and health
- Claiming roads as public space that should be used by people
- Providing a safe, fun space to try out new things
CiCLEvia is spearheaded by a committed group of volunteers, supported by neighborhood champions across the city, and managed under the fiscal agency of Bike Cleveland.
CiCLEvia grew out of the 2013 Sustainable Cleveland Summit and has been working steadily to expand the open streets movement in Cleveland. The debut ciCLEvia was held along W. 25th Street in the Clark Fulton and Tremont neighborhoods in 2016 due to the support of Councilman Brian Cummins and the MetroHealth System.
Our Sponsors and Partners
Thanks to our generous supporters, without which this movement would not be possible.