Dateline: May 19, New York Times: Los Angeles Lives by Car, but Learns to Embrace Bikes –
This event is a bit dated (it occurred over a month ago), but it is so dramatic we couldn’t resist posting it for your inspiration. Cyclists, walkers, strollers, wheelchair users. You name it!
“It was the fourth time this city closed its streets for the event known as CicLAvia, and it was the largest one yet.
These days in Los Angeles, there are midnight bike rides, East Side bike rides, women’s bike rides and nude bike rides rolling out nearly every day….Under the bike plan approved by the city in March 2011, Los Angeles pledged to build approximately 1,350 miles of pathways, dedicated lanes and streets that were deemed bicycle friendly over the course of the next 30 years. There were already 350 miles in place at the time the plan was approved.”