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If you enjoyed CicLAvia, or even if you didn’t, please take a couple minutes and fill out a CicLAvia survey. The link for sharing is http://tinyurl.com/ciclaviasurvey - please share with your friends who attended CicLAvia.
Your responses can help us know who CicLAvia serves, how we’re doing, and what we might do differently. As an added incentive (in case helping CicLAvia wasn’t enough) if you respond to the survey by 5pm Friday April 29th 2011, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a $200 gift certificate for Flying Pigeon bike shop in Highland Park. Three runners-up will also win a complete set of 2011 CicLAvia buttons.
Kudos to Metro’s support of CicLAvia 4.10.2011! They beefed up Metro rail service, running more cars on all their lines. They brought volunteers out to help CicLAvia participants who weren’t familiar with riding the rails. Above is a Metro vid showing their efforts. Below is a vid by Fred Camino who contributes to Metro’s blog ”The Source“. Check out Metro CicLAvia articles by Fred Camino and Steve Hymon.
There are already dozens of new CicLAvia videos… we can hardly keep up with them all. Here are a couple of fun ones. Above, a photographer walks the route from downtown to Hel-Mel near the end of the day; then he takes the Metro Red Line back downtown. The music mix is so expertly synched with the images – it’s a delight. Below are a couple of bird’s eye views of CicLAvia – filmed from atop a building across from MacArthur Park. They’re like a postcard from the future!
CicLAvia 4.10.2011 was a huge success, with crowds easily double that of last October, and the most perfect weather imaginable! Use the comments below to post your stories! How was your CicLAvia? What did you do at CicLAvia? What did you discover at CicLAvia? How could your CicLAvia be even better?
A lot of folks are asking “what kind of cool activities will be taking place at CicLAvia?” and “where should I go when?” There were a lot of activities at the first CicLAvia on 10.10.2010: a grand opening, yoga, museums, capoeira, a marching band, folksingers… and there will be many many more this time around – and many of them are listed below. But first a word of caution: what’s really wonderful about CicLAvia is pretty spontaneous: catching smiles, running into friends, seeing random street art, walking into a store or restaurant you never knew existed… you’ll be surprised… and you’ll smile like you haven’t smiled in a while.
If you use this list to make yourself a tightly-planned itinerary for Sunday, you may miss out on some of the quiet wonder of CicLAvia. On the other hand, if your boyfriend’s out-of-shape legs are getting tired, and you two need to take a rest and you happen to be a few blocks from a venue, by all means drop in and enjoy.
This list is in rough chronological order. For more listings (or to create your own), go to the CicLAvia activities page.
>> Grand Opening Ceremonies - 9:30am at Japan America National Museum plaza, at First Street and Central Avenue, in Little Tokyo. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Lance Armstrong, and many other local dignitaries will welcome participants and will officially declare L.A.’s streets open!
Los Angeles’ second CicLAvia will be Sunday April 10th 2011 from 10am-3pm. It’s FREE, fun, family-friendly! Click for: route map, flier, or volunteering. RSVP/share on Facebook – or just show up! Check FAQ page for answers to CicLAvia questions. See the activtity map page for scheduled events or to add your own. (More 2011 events:
July 10, October 9!)
As CicLAvia blog readers know, there have been discussions on tweaking the route – either on the east end (Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo) or west end (East Hollywood, Koreatown.) CicLAvia put the possible route modifications out for discussion, met with Metro, LADOT, Mayoral staff and others… and today we’ve finalized the April 10th 2011 route… and… well… it’s exactly the same streets as 10-10-10! (map below) Last October was a huge success… and we may still modify the route at some point in the future… but for April, we’re going with the tried and true.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The next CicLAvia will be Sunday April 10th 2011! The 4-10-2011 route will be pretty much the same as the 10-10-10 route – 7.5 miles from East Hollywood to Koreatown to MacArthur Park to Downtown to Little Tokyo to Boyle Heights.
We’re also looking to set the date for two more CicLAvias later in 2011. (more…)