Mayor Villaraigosa announces CicLAvia for October 10, 2010

Mayor Villaraigosa announces the date and time for the first CicLAvia. Photo by Dudeonabike.

Mayor Villaraigosa announces the date and time for the first CicLAvia. Photo by Dudeonabike.

Yesterday morning, while we were hobnobbing with the bike industry elite in Las Vegas, the mayor of Los Angeles held a press conference the will likely change the future of transportation in Los Angeles for generations. The mayor announced that on October 10, 2010 the city will close off seven miles of surface streets to cars and allow Angelenos to bike, walk, rollerskate, and other recreate in the streets.

The event is being called “CicLAvia” (a play on the South American Ciclovia which originated in Bogota, Columbia), and you can find more information about it on the official site for CicLAvia.

We’ll be there with our Nihola cargo bikes (pictured above), a pedicab, and as many beautiful, functional, city bikes as we can manage – taking back L.A.’s streets seven miles at a time.

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  1. By Impossible Dreams « Examined Spoke on October 14, 2010 at 10:31 am

    [...] He held a “Bike Summit” in August to talk to cyclists about road safety, and backed the Ciclovia held on October 10. It’s all very encouraging, and I, for one, would like to see more from [...]

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