Second South L.A. Exploration Ride

February 7, 2011 at 10:34 am 1 comment

CicLAvia South L.A. exploration riders at the Watts Towers

CicLAvia, SAJE, and Trust South L.A. hosted the second exploration ride, looking at possibilities for extending CicLAvia into South Los Angeles.

About 25 volunteers assembled at the offices of SAJE and TRUST South L.A. Thanks to South L.A. CicLAvia partners All Peoples Christian Center for helping turn out participants the morning of the Super Bowl. Folks split into three teams, branching out to explore possible routes through South L.A. and ways to connect to the recurring CicLAvia route.

Two groups explored connections through the southern part of downtown Los Angeles, including possibly connecting with L.A.’s Fashion District and with the small Grand Hope Park at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). One group went futher south, looking at possible connections with Central Avenue (historically and still today a prominent center of L.A.’s jazz culture), the L.A. Council District 9 Constituent Services Center (with an inviting plaza, solar energy collectors, and rooftop gardens), Augustus Hawkins Natural Park, L.A. County’s Ted Watkins Memorial Park, and the Watts Towers.

More background at CicLAvia’s earlier posts on South L.A. explorations and meetings.

The South L.A. CicLAvia host committee will be meeting 6pm on Wednesday February 16th (and continues to meet the second Wednesday of each month) at SAJE/Trust South L.A. At that meeting, the committee intends to draft a few CicLAvia routes which will then be vetted with community stakeholders, city and Metro staff, and others – with plan to finalize a route in the coming months, and extend a new CicLAvia spur into the October 2011 event. The South L.A. host committee will also be looking at how bring South L.A. residents to the April CicLAvia (mostly via feeder rides), and how to reach out to CicLAvia participants during that event.

If you’re interested in getting involved in the community planning effort to bring CicLAvia to South L.A., email us at info [at]

Entry filed under: Uncategorized. Tags: , , .

CicLAvia is Seeking a Media Consultant Some Upcoming Rides and Other Events

1 Comment Add your own

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Connect with us

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog by email.

Join 333 other followers

CicLAvia Photos

LACBC River Ride

Click to sign-up for the River Ride!

Borrow a Bike for CicLAvia!

What will you do at CicLAvia?

Check our Meetup page for events along the route, or add your own event. #CicLAviaMup

Twitter Updates

%d bloggers like this: