Went to my first CicLAvia today, and what a beautiful day it was! If you haven't heard of it, CicLAvia is an event that shuts down selected roads in LA to car traffic for a few hours on a Sunday. It's happened twice before here in LA but as I was in school this was the first I was able to make. And it's a wonderful concept. What a thrill it is just to ride unencumbered on car-free streets! Although there was enough bike traffic in places to cause bike traffic jams. Events like these make me very optimistic about changing attitudes in LA not only among the urbanist and planning community, but for the general public as well. Just look at all these people enjoying themselves!
These pictures are the reward for my burning leg muscles and sore ass. Dear god I've got to ride my bike more often.