November 11, 2009 at 2:11 am Joe Linton
Check out the excellent ciclovia coverage this week from KABC TV entitled “Project would shut streets for bicyclists.”
KABC Ciclovia Coverage
Click on the image or this link to watch the 2-minute video.
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CicLAvia in the L.A. Times What is cicLAvia?
Paul K | November 11, 2009 at 5:35 pm
Seriously do we need more restrictions in this city limiting what we can and can’t do. The economy is s@!t enough as it is, do you out of touch people really think that this is going to work to improve anything? There are people who have to work long distances away from home, people with small children, and the elderly. Do we really want to make it more difficult to get around LA? Remember this city is dozens of miles across, its not freaking Mayberry. Instead of trying to turn this city into some kind of pipe dream utopia, and wasting time and money on this, push for more mass transit projects like light rail, or invest in traffic light sequencing to speed up the flow of traffic. And yes also try to make the city more pedestrian and bike friendly, but don’t inconvience the people who make this city what it is and work to keep it functioning.
villavaso | November 16, 2009 at 6:29 am
Paul K –
CicLAvia is not like other street closures. The traffic impacts will not even compare to the detours and delays caused by parades and other street festivals. The streets that will be dedicated to CicLAvia will still be crossed by intersecting traffic. Participants at CicLAvia will obey traffic signals to allow crossing vehicles to pass. The route will be selected carefully to mitigate potential delays caused by inadequate capacity and excessive demand. The model that we plan to follow has been successful in Bogota for more than 30 years, and if you didn’t know, Bogota is a sprawling metropolis that faced severe congestion and pollution much like LA. Our team of professionals will work closely with the community and political officials to deliver the most effective and enjoyable CicLAvia for the most people that it can. We understand that some folks will have to work on Sundays, some times we do too. But the truth is that most of our city’s people do not work on Sunday, so this is the day to hold a celebration for as many as possible.
ubrayj02 | November 17, 2009 at 1:07 am
The naysayer above made me laugh. Kudos to you Mr. Grumpy commenter.
With that said, I’d like to let you guys know that I’ve download the .flv video of the ABC 7 News report, and I can send it to you – but to whom?
I’ll try Joe Linton first. Then, you guys can throw it on YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook and spread the word that way.
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