City Council Today, Streets in 2011

October 15, 2010 at 7:19 am 8 comments

2010 CicLAvia riders on the 4th Street Bridge - Photo by Jenn Su

The CicLAvia board met last night, and we’re all smiles. It’s such a treat to hear so many great stories, and so much excitement about CicLAvia’s future! We’ve got a couple of fun announcements: 

It’s all somewhat up in the air at this time – subject to change – but we decided to plan on 4-6 CicLAvia events in 2011! The first 2011 CicLAvia will tentatively be in April, along the central Los Angeles route, same as (or similar to – possibly expanded) the 10-10-10 route. From there we hope to move around to different parts of the city (possibly collaborating with other adjacent cities) and return to the central 10-10-10 route again once or twice later in the year. Please keep giving your ideas and recommendations for future CicLAvias.

Another fun last-minute announcement: Council President Garcetti, along with councilmembers Perry, LaBonge, Reyes and Huizar, invited CicLAvia to come receive a commendation at the Los Angeles City Council meeting today. The non-profit CicLAvia, with our partners from LADOT and the Mayor’s office, will be in council chambers at Los Angeles City Hall today, Friday October 15th 2010 at 10am. CicLAvia supporters are welcome to attend this public meeting, watch or listen online – and keep tuned to the CicLAvia blog for our report back. We’re really grateful for the tremendous job the city of Los Angeles did last Sunday, and we look forward to a fruitful partnership in 2011 and beyond.

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  • 1. Cory  |  October 15, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I was just talking to some folks in my city and I think there may be some support for a CicLAvia in Burbank.

    Let’s make something happen!!

    • 2. Joe Linton  |  October 15, 2010 at 11:33 pm

      It would be great to collaborate with Burbank – yay, Cory! I was with some friends on a Sunday at Burbank’s Burbank Chandler bike/walk path – and it felt a bit like CicLAvia – families, all ages, people talking with neighbors.

      One idea I’ve heard mentioned is to do some sort of extended SF Valley-Burbank-Glendale-LA River-Chinatown-Downtown – part on streets part on bike paths… seems like a long way (could be ~25 miles) but people have been saying how short 7 miles felt!

      Keep up the good work, Cory!

      • 3. Cory  |  October 18, 2010 at 8:55 am

        Chandler is awesome like that, the pedestrians out number the bicyclists and I kind of like it that way. It is a “share the road” between bikes and peds 🙂

        Here is what I would love to see:

        There are some great neighborhoods and business improvement districts along that route that I think would love the idea of 100,000 folks on their doorstep! Whenever you guys are ready to start wrapping your head around 2011, let me know and I can schedule some meetings.

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  • 5. Tamara  |  October 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I’d have to propose something that starts in Silverlake or Los Feliz, perhaps at Ferndell in Griffith Park? People could metro to Western and Hollywood and walk up Western to the park. People could also bus there I’m sure.

    From Griffith Park @ Ferndell go East on Los Feliz, South on Hillhurst, East on Franklin, South on Gower, East on Hollywood, South on La Brea, zig zag route through lovely Hancock Park, maybe go down and around the grove, LA Farmer’s Market, and then end at Pan Pacific Park?

    • 6. Joe Linton  |  October 15, 2010 at 11:35 pm

      thanks for the zig-zag route idea.

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  • 8. Ralph  |  October 21, 2010 at 9:35 am

    “…hope to move around to different parts of the city…”

    Yes, excellent idea

    ” (possibly collaborating with other adjacent cities)”
    It is worth restating and considering again that communities are connected physically. Social connection is encouraged, and it happens naturally. There is more going on here than we know and understand on first analysis. Happy learning, and keep connecting all those communities.

    I worked a water station for a while during the event. That may need improvement (expanded somehow), especially on hot days. The Coca Cola contract should be replaced with a company that cares for the environment and does not trample peoples’ human rights around the world.

    Use those metros. How about charging patrons $3 for one metro ticket, good all day, system wide?


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