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CicLAvia Sunday - bikes take over LA




Ciclavia cyclists pose on the 4th Street Bridge.
Ciclavia cyclists pose on the 4th Street Bridge.
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According to widely varying estimates, between 50,000 and 100,000 bike riders took to a seven-mile stretch of streets from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights Sunday to enjoy LA’s first "CicLAvia." The route was closed to automobiles, so cyclists and pedestrians could tool around and enjoy the city without fear of colliding with cars. New York, San Francisco, and many other cities regularly reserve stretches of road for cyclists on Sundays. Should this become a regular thing in LA too? Were you at CicLAvia? Did you like the route? Was it worth the estimated $250,000 price tag? Or were you a motorist frustrated by the street closures? Larry takes your calls.

Guest:

Aaron Paley, president and co-founder of Community Arts Resources, which organizes community events