I hope everyone had a great time at CicLAvia yesterday and please enjoy the above photo gallery.
A few quick thoughts:
•Congrats to the folks at CicLAvia and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation for keeping the bike traffic moving. Bikes only had to stop for cross-traffic on a handful of streets. Woot woot!
•I’m pretty sure that I traveled that stretch of Wilshire faster on my bike than I have in my car.
•In fact, I suspect the road moved more people efficiently on bikes than it does cars — because each car requires so much space.
•Hey city of L.A.: those middle and henceforth unpaved lanes on Wilshire are a little rough on a road bike. And I thought they were bumpy on a bus.
•If there is an over/under wager on ridership for the first phase of the Purple Line Extension between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Cienega, I’ll take the ‘over’ please.
•Great post by Kevin Roderick at LAObserved on the many interesting and historic structures along yesterday’s route.