CicLAvia articles at Brand X and L.A. Streetsblog

November 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm Leave a comment

What ciclovia could look like on Vermont Avenue

Continuing the media frenzy that is CicLAvia, this week the L.A. ciclovia campaign saw press at Brand X and at L.A. Streetsblog.

On Wednesday November 18th, Brand X, the L.A. Times’ successful version of a hip alternative free paper, featured a story by Matthew Fleisher entitled Giving cars the weekend off in Los Angeles.  It’s pretty much the same article that we excerpted here. (Joe’s editorial note to the L.A. Times family of publications: please don’t feel that you always have to include cars in your titles for ciclovia coverage. Last time it was “…bicyclists in the driver’s seat…” How about something like “imagine Los Angeles streets filled with bicycles and pedestrians”? catchy, no?)

L.A. Streetsblog is a phenomenal local resource for angelenos interested in local transportation and public space issues. Want to know what’s going on with bicycling? walking? rail lines? bus rapid transit? parking? sprawl? global warming? Tune your RSS to L.A. Streetsblog. Also, check out their affiliates at Streetfilms (watch footage of what ciclovias really look like) and Streetswiki.

L.A. Streetsblog has run a few articles about CicLAvia earlier. Damien Newton’s article there yesterday was entitled Welcome to the Blogroll: CicLAvia and City of Lights. It includes coverage of the L.A. County Bicycle Coalition‘s innovative City of Lights program to foster safe riding for immigrant cyclists. Regarding cicLAvia, here’s what L.A. Streetsblog had to say:

CicLAvia is also using a blog to update interested parties on their work.  Following their star-turn in the Times and on television, CicLAvia posted a “what is CicLAvia” post to make sure anyone interested knew who and what the campaign is.  They also have picked up a Streetsblog theme by looking at major street parties, in this instance the Gold Line Eastside Extension Opening, and asking why we need excuses to have street parties.  Isn’t living in Los Angeles enough?

Thanks for the coverage, Brand X and L.A. Streetblog, and welcome to our new readers!

Welcome to the Blogroll: CicLAvia and City of Lights

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