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Chula Vista shuts down Third Street for pedestrians, cyclists

CiclaVista runs between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Posted: 8:37 AM, Apr 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-30 19:28:22Z
Chula Vista celebrates open streets Sunday
Chula Vista celebrates open streets Sunday
Chula Vista celebrates open streets Sunday
Chula Vista celebrates open streets Sunday
Chula Vista celebrates open streets Sunday
Chula Vista celebrates open streets Sunday
Chula Vista celebrates open streets Sunday

CHULA VISTA (KGTV) -- Chula Vista's Third Street will be shut down to vehicle traffic Sunday for the city's first-ever open streets celebration CiclaVista.

The event will make downtown bicycle and pedestrian-friendly from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., along Third Streets between E and H streets.

“People cherish the ability to discover, or rediscover, the nooks and crannies that make their neighborhood special, and you can’t do that from inside a car,” says Bike Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw. “CiclaVista will expose the charm of downtown Chula Vista in a way that’s interactive, relaxed and fun.”

City officials say no registration is necessary for the all-ages event and are recommending that participants wear comfortable walking shoes or bring your bike, rollerblades or skateboard.

“The partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Circulate San Diego in Walk+Bike Chula Vista has been phenomenal in encouraging and educating our community on the benefits of biking and walking,” says City of Chula Vista Director of Recreation Kristi McClure Huckaby. “CiclaVista is a great opportunity to enrich our community and continue the promotion of active transportation while also supporting local businesses along Third Avenue.”