Cyclists took to the streets for CicLAvia on Sunday, April 21, 2012.; Credit: Tony Pierce/KPCC
Yesterday, tens of thousands of Angelinos abandoned their cars, pumped up the tires of their bikes, and rode en mass the fifteen miles from Chinatown to Venice Beach as part of CicLAvia, which was inspired by Ciclovia, Bogota, Colombia’s cycling festival which doubles as a peaceful protest against the oppressive traffic of the city.
The city blocked the streets so bike traffic would rule the day, and riders gathered near Venice Beach to celebrate a day without gasoline motors.
Did you participate in CicLAvia? Were you caught in traffic related to the celebration of cycling? Do you think this could be a long-lasting tradition for Los Angeles?
Aaron Paley, executive director of CicLavia
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