Screenshot via CicLAvia
Route map (October 7, 2012)
The route map for the fifth CicLAvia was announced on Monday. The next multi-mile, road-closing, traffic thwarting/causing, traveling block party is scheduled for October 7, 2012 with hours the same as the previous event -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a route that's undergone an L.A.-worthy makeover. Download or print your map here.
CicLAvia, where L.A. closed down 10 miles of streets and opened them up to bicyclists and pedestrians, included a little of everything, from street chess to the Power Rangers to a dancing/cycling Easter Bunny. What did you see? Share your photos with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screenshot via ciclavia.org
Hundreds of thousands of car-dominated Angelenos have abandoned their vehicles (for a day) to participate in CicLAvia's traveling block parties since 2010 when the local group took its first giant step for urban-kind.
CicLAvia, the free wheeling, street closing, public event throwing organization that periodically shuts down roads to car traffic, kicked off a Kickstarter campaign Tuesday in support of their upcoming April 15 happening.
The donor-funded and City of Los Angeles supported organization -- which aims to get people out of their vehicles and interacting with each other and the city -- became an official non-profit operation in September 2011, board member Heidi Zeller told KPCC.
CicLAvia's events are free, but the $12,000 Kickstarter goal is not as much a financial necessity as it is a fundraising effort to raise community involvement, Zeller explained.