From the saddle of my 17-year-old mountain bike, it sure looked like the second edition of CicLAvia was a big success on Sunday. The crowds seemed larger than the premiere event last October and the weather was perfect. It also looked like plenty of people, including yours truly, used Metro to reach the CicLAvia route.
The only hitch I saw was that just as the event was ending, the Red and Purple Line station at Union Station was closed for a couple of hours due to a suspicious package found on the tracks. Precautions, of course, had to be taken, although the package turned out to be harmless.
CicLAvia also has events planned for July and October. L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa tweeted Sunday that the next ride on city streets will be July 10. As someone who as a reporter once egged on the city to close streets for cyclists and pedestrians — just as many other cities around the world do — I think the city of L.A. deserves a lot of credit for pulling off two CicLAvias in just six months with more on the way.
I took the above photo from MacArthur Park looking west down 7th Street. Below are some photos posted today to Flickr.