Ciclovia Salinas – Resources and Contact Information

 

Next date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
beginning at 10 a.m.

 

¡Evento gratis!
Ciclovía Salinas is a free event and is for all ages and abilities. Read a summary below, grab some resources, and spread the news! For photo galleries from the previous date, and other history, scroll down.

Short link to this page: http://bit.ly/CicloviaSalinas

Click links to download PDFs, then print and share!
  1. Poster – in English y en español: Ciclovia Salinas Bilingual Poster – for Nov 1 2014(Download PDF. You may also grab a jpg image of the poster below.)
  2. Mini-fliers: Ciclovia Salinas- 1 Nov 2014 – 4-to-a-page mini-fliers
  3. Ciclovía Salinas etiquette:

Biking over to Ciclovía Salinas?  Be a good ambassador for the bike community by biking polite and observing traffic laws. Here are the bike law summaries referred to in those Ciclovía Salinas etiquette documents:

Invite your out-of-town friends by sharing this See Monterey blog post: http://www.seemonterey.com/blog/post/2014/10/Ciclov%C3%ADa-Salinas-Monterey-County-s-Open-Streets-November-1-2014/5657/
Intro en español: http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/local/el-sol/2014/09/27/ciclova-salinas-donde-las-calles-son-suyas/16325671/

How to contact

the Ciclovía Salinas committee

  • Email: cicloviasalinas@gmail.com
  • Phone: c/o Andrea Manzo at Building Healthy Communities, 831-717-1384
  • Postal mail: c/o Andrea Manzo, Building Healthy Communities, 606 Williams Road, Salinas, CA 93905

Ciclovía Salinas on the web

Ciclovia Bilingual Poster - for 1 Nov 2014

 

Summary

  1. What is it? People of all ages and abilities enjoy the fun and freedom of a stretch of public streets with no motor vehicle traffic. Ciclovía Salinas temporarily closes these streets so people can walk, bike, skate, run, roll in wheelchairs, and engage in other active/people-powered transportation and physically active play and socializing. Arts, music, and other fun activities along the route add to the mix of this lively event. Click here for a 48-second video intro by J. V. Guajardo, along with a related 90-second audio.
  2. Where? The route for the second Ciclovía Salinas (November 1, 2014) will again be along 1.6 miles of Alisal Street, between Sanborn Road in East Salinas/the Alisal and Salinas Street in the downtown area/Oldtown Salinas vicinity.
  3. What are the hours? On November 1, 2014, Ciclovía Salinas will begin at 10 a.m. On this particular date, activities for the public will wind down at 1:30 p.m. in East Salinas and will end at 2:00 p.m. downtown.
  4. Who started it? Ciclovía Salinas was launched by a youth committee of Building Healthy Communities-East Salinas. A diverse coalition of supporters, including  City of Salinas officials, jumped in to support these local youth in creating this very special experience for residents and visitors.
  5. Active transportation? Yes, Ciclovía Salinas makes it easy to enjoy the experience of active or people-powered transportation. That resulted in Ciclovía Salinas being honored with a Transportation Excellence Award from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County.
  6. Part of a worldwide movement:The first Ciclovía or Open Streets originated in Bogotá, Colombia. Ciclovía Salinas is recognized by the Open Streets Project,  which shares info about Open Streets initiatives occurring across the U.S. and Canada. Ciclovía Salinas is:
  • The 1st Open Streets location in Monterey County
  • One of the 1st dozen such locations in California
  • One of the 1st one hundred in all of North America
Below are links to photo galleries and details about the inaugural Ciclovía Salinas.

Like what you see? Mark your calendar now so you’re sure to make the next date!

You may wish to consider volunteering too.

Volunteer

Volunteers are needed and appreciated.  There are a wide variety of volunteer tasks. Below are just a few examples. To offer your help, contact Natalie Oliver, youth and volunteer coordinator via email:  cicloviasalinas@gmail.com

  • Spread the news about Ciclovía Salinas! Share online what Ciclovía Salinas posts on Twitter and Facebook, distribute posters, write letters to the editor, or contact Natalie for more ideas.
  • Help businesses along the route to prepare for an optimal day.
  • Be a barricade volunteer (must be age 18 or older).
  • Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and business associates to attend.
  • Help with set-up and tear-down.
  • Sign up to provide live entertainment along the route.

TAMC Transportation Excellence Award 2013 to Ciclovia SalinasAbout the second   Ciclovía Salinas

Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau / See Monterey blog, BlogMonterey.com:

[Guest Blog] Ciclovía Salinas, Monterey County’s Open Streets: November 1, 2014

At BicyclingMonterey.com:

Nov 1: Ciclovía Salinas, Monterey County’s Open Streets, returns!

About the inaugural Ciclovía Salinas

Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau / See Monterey blog, BlogMonterey.com:

Guest Blog: Ciclovía Salinas, Monterey County’s Open Streets – October 6, 2013 Short link: http://www.bit.ly/SeeSalinasOct6

Galleries of photos taken at the inaugural Ciclovia Salinas…
At BicyclingMonterey.com:
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