CicLAvia happens tomorrow — so get ready to party on the car-free streets! Here’s a shortlist of the fun you can have:
- Blogdowntown’s put together a list of activities in downtown L.A., ranging from a free yoga class to free tea in Little Tokyo.
- At Bikeside, Alex Thompson’s put together an eclectic list of 11 things to do during CicLAvia — from watching futbol to getting creative with sidewalk chalk.
- Not sure how to get to CicLAvia? Streetsblog LA has a list of meetups from Burbank to Westwood, so you can travel to the CicLAvia route with fellow bike and public transit lovers in your neighborhood.
- To take public transit to the event on your own, consult Metro’s The Source, which has list of bus detours (PDF) — and a list of subway stations close to the CicLAvia route.
- And don’t forget to move your cars for CicLAvia, Curbed LA reminds drivers.
The recently-added bike lanes on Wilbur Avenue in San Fernando valley are sparking debate. LA Times columnist Sandy Banks opines that the “road diet,” which took away a car lane and added bike lanes, inconveniences “people rushing kids to school,” while Joe Linton at Streetsblog LA points out that the “road diet,” which helps reduce car speed on this street, was intended to address “unsafe crosswalks for accessing schools in the neighborhood.”
The kerfluffle has already set in motion a motion to give Neighborhood Councils the ability to approve or veto new traffic features — a move that, surprisingly, seems to have the support of cyclists and drivers alike, according to Streetsblog LA.
Lastly and brightly: Santa Monica got a solar-powered stop sign. On a 90-day loan from the Wisconsin-based company that made it, the $4,000 stop sign has solar-powered LED lights around the edges for better visibility. (via LAist)
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