Blogosphere Praise for cicLAvia!
With the high-stakes high-profile Pepsi grant contest that we’re engaged in this March (click here – or is it the “Vote CicLAvia on Refresh Everything” box to the right?), cicLAvia has received quite a bit of ink (or is that electrons?):
>>Biking In L.A.‘s Ted Rogers (or is that bikinginla’s tedrogers?) had this to say at his post entitled Create a car-free Sunday in the capital of car culture — without spending a dime:
The idea is to give the city back to the people, creating an impromptu street fest with artists, musicians and community members participating at various points along the way, while allowing Angelenos to experience their city in a way never before possible.
Assuming the first one goes well, there are plans for another CicLAvia later in the year, followed by more next year. Organizers hope a successful series of event will lead other local cities to hold their own, creating a network of ciclovias that could be linked by local bikeways.
And you can help.
Right now, without ever leaving the comfort of your own computer, laptop, iPhone or other assorted internet-enabled communication device.
Just click here, and you’ll be instantly transported to the CicLAvia page on the Pepsi Refresh Project, where you can vote to secure a $50,000 donation to help cover the cost of staging the event. That’s $50,000 for doing nothing more than clicking on a link and signing on using your Facebook account or signing up with Pepsi Refresh.
Read Ted’s full article, which also feautures a link to the ten best bike songs (all playable on assorted internet-enabled communication devices), in case you were wondering.
>>We’re happy that Los Angeles’ Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa twittered a tweet (or is that tweeted at twitter?) twonderfully encouraging his 15,274 followers to tsupport cicLAvia. See his honor’s twitter feed here. (The re-tweet of the cicLAvia grant/contest link stuff is March 1st at 5pm.)