Urban Expeditions: A River Used to Run Through It

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C.I.C.L.E.’s Urban Expedition: Creek Freak Ride

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On Saturday February 20th CICLE hosts our regular monthly urban expedition ride: this time it’s the L.A. Creek Freak River Bike Tour. Urban Expeditons are family-friendly, beginner-friendly bike rides! Bring friends, kids, dress up, celebrate! The upcoming river tour will be Saturday Feb 20th. Meet at 12noon (depart at 12:30pm) at the Los Angeles River […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

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The week starts a little slow, but it heats up fast starting on Wednesday. It ends with a Streetsblog/SaMo Next fundraiser. That’s fun. Wednesday, Thursday– The Metro Board of Directors Committee meetings splash down this week. There’s nothing earth shattering on the agenda, the coolest meeting is a special meeting on Union Station we’ll discuss […]

The 2014 Los Angeles River Kayak Season Is Open!

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I got a chance to do a preview kayak tour of the Los Angeles River yesterday. The tour was part of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps Paddle the L.A. River program. It took place in the most natural stretch of the 51-mile-long L.A. River: the Sepulveda Basin. The river runs through the middle of the 2000-acre Sepulveda […]

Guest Editorial: Urban Change in L.A. – Too Little, Too Slow

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There are many suggestions how to ‘fix’ L.A., but we still fail to connect the financial troubles of our city with its physical shape. Our sprawling urban landscape has a structural land use imbalance that is a major cause for our financial problems; unchanged, L.A.’s urban form undermines our recovery and jeopardizes our future prosperity. […]