Friday, July 02, 2010

CicLAvia: Opening up the Streets of LA

In reducing Los Angeles’ traffic and cleaning our air, we must use every option available – whether buses, light rail, commuter trains, bicycles, and even walking. CicLAvia is an organization that encourages bicycling in a dramatic way, and in doing so also expands the open space available in our city.

CicLAvia is inspired by Ciclovía, a weekly event in Bogotá, Colombia where certain streets are closed to cars to create new open spaces where people can exercise, socialize and, of course, ride bikes.

I am happy to announce that the City of Los Angeles will be working with CicLAvia on a pilot closure project on September 12 from 10 am to 3 pm. The pilot will create a route of open space that winds through BoyleHeights, Downtown, Little Tokyo, MacArthur Park, Koreatown, and East Hollywood. I hope you can check out this incredible and innovative event.

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