Powers of 10

September 30, 2010 at 7:58 am 5 comments

For the 10/10/10 CicLAvia, we got excited about the power of 10 and created 10 lists of 10 items.  These cover things you’ll see on the route, things to do on the route, parks, churches, public art, and much more.  Scroll down for our ten top 10’s!

1. Ten Reasons for CicLAvia
Fun, Public Space, Health, Walking, Bicycling, Transit!

2. Ten Historic Buildings Along the CicLAvia Route
City Hall, 4th Street Bridge, Park Plaza Hotel, Fine Arts Bldg!

3. Ten Problems That CicLAvia Solves
Global Warming, Obesity, Air Pollution, Alien Invasions!

4. Ten Neighborhoods on the Ten-Ten-Ten CicLAvia Route
Koreatown, Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo, Westlake, y mas!

5. Ten Public Artworks Along the CicLAvia Route
Little Tokyo Sidewalks, Corporate Head, Murals, and Metro Public Art!

Corporate Head sculpture at 7th and Figueroa

6. Ten Things To Do at CicLAvia
Bike, Walk, Dance, Eat, Shop!

7. Ten Public Spaces Along the CicLAvia Route
Many great old parks, Outdoor Living Room, Biddy Mason Park, and LA Streets!

8. Ten I-Spy Mysteries Along the CicLAvia Route
Can you figure these out? (the best guesser only got 4!)

9. Ten Places of Worship on the CicLAvia Route
Southern California Islamic Center, Dolores Mission, Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, and the Korean Philadelphia Presbyterian Church!

10. Ten Ways to Get to CicLAvia
Bike, Metro Rail, Wheelchair, Stroller, Skateboard,  or others (be creative!).

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  • 1. Jim  |  September 30, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Great idea. I am so excited to participate. Our group would love to do this in Culver City. Check out our site and let’s get in touch.
    http://culvercitybc.wordpress.com/

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  • 2. caroline Good  |  October 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Great it should be a lot of fun. I’m wondering though, why is it not mentioned here that there are hundreds of events all over the world, on the same day that are in conjunction with 350.org group that are for the same reasons this event is for?.

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    • 3. Joe Linton  |  October 2, 2010 at 11:44 am

      Caroline – We’re definitely tied in to the 350.org effort for 10/10/10 – though both groups ended up picking 10/10/10 somewhat independently of each other. It’s a lucky coincidence, that we’re taking advantage of!

      The CicLAvia steering committee members are nearly all environmentalists very concerned about climate change, and think that promoting alternative transportation is one critically important way to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve mentioned this on the 10 Problems list. We’ve tended to emphasized the positive, though – that CicLAvia, bicycling, and walking are fun, more than something we should be doing for health, or for supporting local business, or for combating climate change.

      All that said, we’re planning a blog article about 350.org shortly, too.

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  • 4. Stuart White  |  October 7, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    This is a great concept and can not wait to participate on Sunday. One suggestion please ; Next year have the event on or near Halloween. Encourage costumes and hold a giant ,Environmentally Correct, Party at each terminus ,or just one. What a blast !

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    • 5. colleen713  |  October 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

      Although it is slightly early for Halloween, we definitely encourage costumes at CicLAvia. Please feel free to come in costume and tell your friends too!

      Reply

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