Earlier today, KPCC released “Vicious Cycle” a video on the Midnight Drag Race , a late night bicycle race through the 2nd Street Tunnel in Downtown Los Angeles. To program the race, volunteers worked with the city to close the tunnel to vehicle traffic so that the race could go on.
Streetsblog didn’t cover the race, but we did watch with surprise as the race garnered mainstream attention ob public radio and the Los Angeles Times. With the creation of Streetsblog Lite, we’ve done less publishing of videos on the main site, leaving videos to the Tumblr site. However, as the pitch letter from KPCC said, “I know there are tons of these biking videos out there, but not tons done by NPR!”