Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cyclists and pedestrians to rule the road on Sunday between Echo Park and East L.A.

Leave your cars and trucks at home on Sunday. Cyclists, pedestrians and skateboarders will take over 10 miles of streets between East Los Angeles and Echo Park for CicLAvia.

It’s the first-time the route of the “open streets” event ventures into Echo Park and East Los Angeles, where CicLAvia generated concerns about gentrification. Motorists, however, might be more concerned about traffic congestion as some major streets – including sections of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Glendale Boulevard – will be closed for much of Sunday (there were be numerous points for motor vehicles to cross the route).

The free event, which will include Boyle Heights, Chinatown and Downtown, also includes entertainment and other activities at several hubs on the route. While cyclists dominate CicLAvia, the event is open to pedestrians, too.  But walkers are asked to stay on the right side of the street or on the sidewalk, and cyclists must yield to pedestrians at all times, according to event organizers.

“Now our residents can enjoy a day of exploring their community by foot, bike or skateboard without having to worry about car traffic, thanks to this CicLAvia route,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina.

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  1. I thought the city did a poor job giving accurate information about road closures and passage ways. It was futile to get into downtown and back out in a reasonable time period. Perhaps they should consult with the marathon coordinators to make this event more palatable for everyone.

    • It was pretty easy if you were on a bike.

      • Yeah, I guess the point of events like this is to get more people to ride bikes. I would argue that you’d make more progress with that movement by not isolating one vs the other car vs bike. Not everyone can ride a bike, not everyone can drive a car. The bike lobby such as yourself , @dailyrider are trying to win favor for more bike lanes and accessibility. Your comment above is the exact attitude that prevents that from happening. What is it that makes cyclist so arrogant? You are your worst enemy.

  2. Carsmakepeoplestupid

    Actually cyclists and pedestrian advocates have made enormous progress in this city over the past 5 years alone. It’s an inclusive movement not exclusive like the car dependant.

    • …and the attitude persists with you. If only you cyclist could get out of your own way you might make some progress. I see your ability to reason and comprehend a statement is simpatico with your bike lane movement. LOL

  3. I rode a bike when I was 9 years old , Loser ride bike , don’t try to make it a ” Cool thing “

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