What will you do at cicLAvia?

March 18, 2009 at 4:04 am 1 comment

Citizens of Los Angeles! We are working to bring you a fresh new way of experiencing space in your neighborhood, by closing down streets and making them into a park.

¡Ciclovía!

This carfree event is taking place all over Latin America. A few U.S. cities have tried it, including

Portland

New York

San Francisco

El Paso

Chicago

and others. But they have not made it a regular feature of their streets, as it is in Bogotá, Colombia, where the event started. There 70 miles of streets close every Sunday between 7 am and 2:30 pm, and people walk to run errands, run for exercise, bike for fun, push strollers, walk dogs, walk to church, and enjoy their city in countless ways.

This is a mobile park that will show up for half a Sunday, giving us all a break from the congestion of our streets. Because really, just moving through LA can be a stressful experience. Imagine the freedom of movement you would feel if there were no cars around you! Imagine going to the farmer’s market without battling traffic!

What will you do at cicLAvia?

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  • 1. Joe Linton  |  April 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    A suggestion – What would you think about adding some links to coverage of the events in the other cities? Maybe photos, too – worth, on average, about a thousand words!

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