Inspired by the ciclovías that transformed Botogá, Colombia, from a poster child of urban degradation to a fashion leader in the new urban paradigm, CicLAvia will, with luck, begin LA's transformation into a cleaner, happier, more productive city where there's room for people on the streets, unboxed, untrammeled, unfrowning, healthy humanity.
Here's a little bit of of New Hampshire Boulevard populated with a multitude of smiling souls enjoying the weather and the neighborhood:
Imagine how it would look with that many cars in it....
That's all for now...expect a full report with many more photos in a day or two.
I rode the whole route once, and the western two-thirds a couple more times...and I wish I were still out there, but chores were calling.
LA's first, but--let's hope--by no means its last Ciclavia. Thanks to all who helped make it happen at last!