UCI Highlights Lugo’s CicLAvia Efforts

January 6, 2010 at 12:10 am 1 comment

Adonia Lugo

The University of California at Irvine (UCI) website has an article showcasing anthropology graduate student Adonia Lugo. Lugo was one of the first people to begin the push for hosting ciclovia in Los Angeles. She’s still very much at the core of the cicLAvia team. Below is an excerpt from UCI’s site; click here for the full article. (Additional recommended reading : Lugo’s blog Urban Adonia.)

“There’s a very strong bias against non-car travel in Southern California,” Lugo says. “Honking and shouting by drivers can be intimidating, but knowing your rights as a cyclist and safe riding skills can help build confidence on the road.”

Bicycling, she notes, improves people’s health and fitness, does not pollute the environment and fosters social interaction in a way not possible when drivers are cocooned inside motor vehicles.

Lugo co-founded cicLAvia, a coalition of bicycling advocates, artists and academics who propose that motor vehicles be intermittently banned from certain streets in Los Angeles. The group was inspired by the ciclovía (bike path) culture of Bogotá, Colombia, where major thoroughfares are closed to car traffic on Sundays and opened to pedestrians, cyclists, street performers and vendors.

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