New CYCLE LA VIA Mural on Sunset
It’s already been covered in Will Campbell’s [sic], dudeonabike, Biking in L.A., and Streetsblog, and making its way around facebook, but you heard it here sixth! There’s a new CicLAvia mural in town. It’s in Silver Lake, on the south side of Sunset Boulevard, just west of Benton Way. For a panoramic shot of the entire mural, see this image by Will Campbell (who also shot this great CicLAvia Video.)
The mural is by Caché, EyeOne and Skypager. In addition to large lettering stating CYCLE LA VIA, it depicts various animal cyclists and upraised U-locks. It’s similar to the, also by EyeOne and Caché, Ride On mural (No.9 here) at the Hel-Mel Bicycle District.
If you look closely, you can spot two plaques that pre-date the mural by 71 years. Here’s a close-up of one:
These walls were built during the economic stimulus programs of the Great Depression. There are similar plaques on other ’30s and ’40s construction projects, including the Pasadena Avenue Bridge and Marmion Way Bridge – both over the Arroyo Seco.