The car is no longer king in LA. With over 120 miles of new bike ways created within the city of Los Angeles in the last two years, increased Metro transit options and the upcoming addition of the nation’s 2nd largest bike sharing program, offering 4,000 bikes at more than 400 Kiosks, the city is putting the brakes on its car-centric roots. The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism) invites travelers to be a part of this green movement with the launch of “Car Free LA,” an eco-friendly initiative designed to showcase the city’s unexpected car-free offerings.
Car Free LA features a series of expertly-tailored itineraries centered around exploring Los Angeles’ various neighborhoods on foot, bike and public transportation while highlighting the city’s iconic attractions, vibrant music scene, historic architecture, arts and culture, eclectic cuisine and endless entertainment.
From taking the Angel’s Flight Railway to the top of Bunker Hill, then setting out on foot to explore MOCA, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles, to heading out by bike on a scenic beach ride, these self-guided itineraries give visitors the tools they need to navigate the city without relying on a car. Additional Car Free LA itineraries traverse Hollywood, LA’s Waterfront and the ethnic enclaves of Downtown. New transit oriented developments will ultimately create 87 miles of rail connecting destinations across LA County, further changing the face of LA. Designed as a long-term tourism initiative, LA Tourism will add new Car Free LA itineraries on an ongoing basis.