CicLAvia in the L.A. Times
Today’s Los Angeles Times features an article about bringing ciclovia to Los Angeles! It’s by Matthew Fleischer and it’s titled Imagine: L.A. bicyclists in the driver’s seat, one day a week.
Below are two brief excerpts, click here for the full article:
Imagine Los Angeles without cars. A town where people ride their bikes and walk in the streets and the smells of tacos and veggie burgers drift through the air instead of exhaust.
Sound like a pipe dream? Not if a group called cicLAvia is successful. A volunteer coalition of bicycle advocates, transportation experts, artists and academics, cicLAvia wants to make Sundays in Los Angeles virtually car-free — transforming the city’s streets into giant bike lanes and creating a public space that connects every neighborhood in the city.
“We’re excited by the [ciclovia] idea and we’re looking for ways to support it,” says Romel Pascual, L.A.’s associate director of energy and the environment. “Making events like this happen is always in the details — what neighborhoods to start with, the routes involved. But it’s definitely something we’re looking to explore in 2010.”
Read the rest here. For more images of what an L.A. Ciclovia might look like go here.