There’s going to be plenty of press on today’s press event celebrating the passage of the Bike Plan at City Hall. Rather than join the dozens of stories that are going to appear in the press, on the web, and over the airways; Carter and I thought we’d relax, enjoy the party and take some pictures. The good vibe wasn’t just from the cyclists, but also from the politicians. After months of arguing over what budgets to cut and what taxes to raise, it must have been nice to spend a morning presenting a clean, green and healthy city of the future.
Our photo essay is after the jump. All the pictures were taken by Carter, all the captions are by Damien. For the rest of our pics, check out the LA Streetsblog Flickr page.
This group has just passed City Hall on the right with Caltrans/LADOT coming up on the left. Photo: Carter Rubin/Flickr Always wish you could participate in Critical Mass, Midnight Ridazz, or Crank Mob, but are more of a morning person? Then today’s Downtown LA bike ride was for you. At 8:30 this morning, roughly 100 […]
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