Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Council Honors CicLAvia Organizers

Last Friday, the City Council joined me in honoring the organizers of CicLAvia. On October 10th nearly 100,000 Angelenos took back seven and half miles of streets, from Boyle Heights to East Hollywood. Streets were closed to motorized traffic, turning the route into one long linear park. En masse, Angelenos left their cars behind and took to the streets to bike, walk, stroll, skate, and play.

I got a chance to ride the route with a couple of friends and enjoyed an amazing experience. It was a sea of smiles and good will. From across Los Angeles, people came together as one community. I saw people playing dodgeball, doing yoga, picnicking -- you name it. I even heard that a couple got married.

CicLAvia proved what an amazing place Los Angeles can be when we leave our cars behind and reconnect as a community. We all look forward to future events as we move forward towards a more livable Los Angeles.