Often when people think of Los Angeles they picture busy streets, gasoline fumes and honking cars. But for two days a year, downtown Los Angeles closes 6 miles of street to cars and opens it up to cyclists.
For anyone who’s never experienced an event like CicLAvia I highly recommend it — there’s a real freedom to cycling around city streets without worrying about traffic. LA’s event this past Sunday brought in over 100,000 cyclists, skateboarders, rollerbladers and pedestrians. Combine that with the mayor’s announcement at the event that the city will be starting a bike-share program to share over 4,000 bikes across the city in the next 2 years, and there’s hope that LA could become a bike-friendly city after all!