The Park(ing) Day Ride: Downtown Santa Monica to Downtown L.A.

9_3_09_parking_.jpgThe Park(ing) Day Map thus far. For an updated map go here.

While parks continue to be added to the Park(ing) Day map for the big day on September 18, there are enough parks listed that we can begin to sketch out the route for the Park(ing) Day ride.  The point of this ride is just to view the spaces that people are setting up, picture it a giant Easter Egg hunt through Santa Monica, the Wishire Corridor, East Hollywood and the Downtown.

Here’s the first draft of the timeline:

7:30 – 8:00 A.M. – Ride starts at "The Cannon" in Santa Monica near the corner of Ocean and Colorado Boulevards.  Yes, the same place that Santa Monica Critical Mass starts.  From there we will meander through Santa Monica, stopping at several parks along the way, and down Abbot Kinney in Venice.

10:00 A.M. – We’ll meet up with the Greensters leaving the Load(ing) Zone in Culver City’s Media Park.  The Greensters ride is more of an activist ride than ours, as they’re sporting the materials to make their own parks as they go.  From Media Park, we’ll scramble through the Westside, West Hollywood and Hollywood until we end up at the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council mega-park.

11:30 – 12:15 – The East Hollywood at Heliotrope just north of Melrose park has a grill with burgers and dogs.  If you’re a vegetarian, Pure Luck is open across the street.  Once everyone is re-charged, we’ll hit Mid-Wilshire and head Downtown for the afternoon.

A map for the Downtown is going to have to wait for a little bit, as I expect dozens more spaces to be added for Downtown L.A. in the next week.  But rest assured we’ll be done in plenty of time to grab another bite before the movie night begins in Echo Park.


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