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Maybe Modifying the CicLAvia Route – Part 2: West End

The west end of the 10-10-10 CicLAvia route - mostly on New Hampshire Avenue

Yesterday we explored some possible modifications to the Boyle Heights end of the 10-10-10 CicLAvia route, today let’s take a look at the west end of the route through Koreatown and East Hollywood to the Bicycle District – and explore what we might change for the upcoming April 10th 2011 event.

We definitely want to hear from you, but the yesterday’s article’s disclaimers apply here as well:

This isn’t a vote or a poll… it’s input. Ultimately the CicLAvia non-profit board will be working with various route stakeholders, neighborhood councils, community groups, city of Los Angeles staff, Metro, and others – and using our best judgement to negotiate and finalize the route that can work best. We expect that almost any route chosen (including keeping the exact same 10-10-10 route again) will be great – and will almost certainly have a drawback or two. Please help make us more aware of concerns on the route, but please be aware that, ultimately, we may or may not be able to address all concerns raised. (more…)

December 9, 2010 at 7:20 am 14 comments

Eat Your Way Through L.A. at CicLAvia!

Mama's Hot Tamales - on the CicLAvia route - across from MacArthur Park

What’s better than biking with friends? Eating with friends! The good news is that you can do both this Sunday at CicLAvia. The 7.5 mile route will wind through some of LA’s foodie meccas.

Start off in Little Tokyo with some of the city’s best ramen or sushi. Next, make your way to MacArthur Park, where you’ll find mole tamales at local favorite Mama’s Hot Tamales and world famous pastrami at Langer’s. Grab a pupusa or two, too, sir. Wind your way through K-town and sample the famous BBQ or sip bubble tea through an over sized straw. And save room for Chai, Lavendar or Thai Iced Tea gelato at Scoops in the Bicycle District.

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October 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm 13 comments

TEN Neighborhoods on the TEN-TEN-TEN CicLAvia Route

CicLAvia's Ten-Ten-Ten 7.5-mile route from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights - click image to embignify

In honor of our 10-10-10 CicLAvia date, CicLAvia is running TEN top TEN listings! So far it’s been TEN reasonsTEN buildings and TEN problems. Today, we highlight TEN great neighborhoods that our initial TEN TEN TEN CicLAvia will go through. 

We think that L.A.’s wonderful neighborhoods are ever-changing, fluid, loose, overlapping, and largely unofficial… but we did lean on some relatively official sources (especially the L.A. Times Mapping L.A. website, which draws from the city of Los Angeles’ Planning Department.) These communities are out there to explore, but there’s often not agreement on where one ends and where another begins.  

A few geeky statitical notes on population: The population numbers shown are from the LA Times website, listing the estimations for 2008. The TEN-TEN-TEN route goes through the three highest population density neighborhoods in the city of Los Angeles, and even the entire county: (in density order) #1-Koreatown, #2-Westlake, #3-East Hollywood (each greater than 30,000 potential CicLAvia participants per square mile!) The October route also goes next to two more in the top ten (#4- Pico Union and #7-Hollywood.) We’re happy about this, because it means that CicLAvia is bringing active healthy recreational space to the places that need it the most! 

Also – in this short format, there’s so much that we’re not able to capture about these neighborhoods – let us know if you think we’ve left really imporant things out! 

TEN NEIGHBORHOODS ALONG THE CICLAVIA ROUTE 

Boyle Heights home across from Hollenbeck Park. Photo by Jenn Su

1. Boyle Heights
Times map, Population: 99,243, Density: 14,229 people/square-mile

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August 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm 13 comments


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