Press release

WHO/WHAT: Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and the City of San Fernando will host the event kickoff and Press Conference for the “Move Your Way’’ open streets event at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Maclay Avenue immediately following #WorldCarFreeDay.

This project is possible through a competitive grant from Metro. It is hosted in partnership with the office of City of Los Angeles Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and the Department of Transportation (LADOT).

Approximately seven miles of streets within the City of Los Angeles (Sylmar and Pacoima) and the City of San Fernando neighborhoods will be closed to vehicle traffic, creating a network of open streets for residents to walk, bike, and roll; open to all abilities and car-free transportation. Each neighborhood will host activity hubs with vendors, including food trucks, pet-friendly activities, kid’s games, and live entertainment.


In the City of Los Angeles, there will be four Hubs, two in Pacoima and two in Sylmar:

Pacoima City Hall Hub – Features a variety of vendors, food trucks, and resource booths from local organizations. The hub will also offer live entertainment and activities for children, including a chalk art area, a bounce house, a pet-friendly photo set, gardening classes/workshops, and bike skill classes with organized rides.

Bradley Green Alley Hub – Focuses on fostering greener communities. The hub will feature bike-themed games, art activities, and complimentary community rides with electric bikes. There will also be an array of resource booths offering valuable information and resources for all.

West Lakeside Street Park Hub – Includes a bouncy castle, food trucks, resource booths, an LAFD fire engine, and a DJ. Additionally, Steve List from Sylmar High School will host a planting workshop and the Wildlife Center will bring in a porcupine and a snake for animal educational purposes.

San Fernando Road Park – will be activated by Tia Chucha’s with activities that include printmaking, a mime that plays Loteria, and a drum circle. There will also be a Zumba class for extra physical activity.


In the City of San Fernando, there will be two hubs:

The Lopez Adobe Heritage Hub will include guided tours of the historic home.

Maclay Avenue Hub will host a stage with live performances.


WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2023

    Press Conference: 10:15 AM || Event Time: 10 AM to 2 PM

WHERE: Event Kickoff and Press Conference: Intersection of San Fernando Road and Maclay Avenue, San Fernando, CA 91340

  • Parking information: City of San Fernando Public Parking Lot 5, 1110 Truman St., San Fernando, CA 91340

PRESS RSVP: Vanessa Diaz,

For more information about the event, visit . For a view of the complete route, click here.

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About the City of San Fernando

Incorporated in 1911 and nestled at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, San Fernando has a population of approximately 25,000, and is a diverse, family-oriented community of about 2.4 square miles. The City of San Fernando is a full-service General Law City with in-house Police, Public Works, Finance, Community Development, Recreation and Community Services, City Clerk and Administration departments. The City contracts for fire services with the City of Los Angeles and is governed by a five-member City Council who serves four-year terms, with a Mayor appointed every year, on a rotating basis, by a majority vote of the City Council.

About Councilwoman Rodriguez

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez serves as the City’s Chair of the Public Safety Committee and represents the 7th Council District in the Northeast San Fernando Valley which includes the neighborhoods of Sylmar, Mission Hills, Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Sunland, Tujunga, North Hills, Shadow Hills, and La Tuna Canyon. For more information, visit: Website || Instagram || Facebook


LADOT leads transportation planning, project delivery, and operations in the City of Los Angeles. We work together and collaborate to deliver a safe, livable, and well-run transportation system in the city and region. Our vision is for all people in Los Angeles to have access to safe and affordable transportation choices that treat everyone with dignity and support vibrant, inclusive communities.

About the Metro Open Streets Grant Program

Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic and open them to cyclists, pedestrians and other modes of non-motorized transportation. Open Streets have become an innovative advancement in the livable cities movement. They are an increasingly common strategy in regions that are seeking innovative ways to encourage mode shift to sustainable modes of transportation, reduce traffic congestion, achieve economic and public health improvement.

Created in 2013, the Open Streets Grant Program has the following goals:

  • Provide opportunities for riding transit, walking and riding a bike, possibly for the first time.
  • Encourage future mode shift to more sustainable transportation modes.
  • Promote civic engagement to foster the development of multi-modal policies and infrastructure at the city/community level.