How About a Half Dozen CicLAvias in 2011?
The CicLAvia team met last night to review the lessons learned from last Sunday’s amazing open street festival in Los Angeles. Apparently, the committee was as happy with the results as everyone else that attended the event because they’re hoping to program between four and six CicLAvias for 2011. One of those would mirror the route from last Sunday, but the others would be in other areas around the city.
So here’s the deal, instead of a StreetPoll for this Friday, I’m challenging you to come up with your own CicLAvia route. You can leave your comment here, or at the CicLAvia blog (or both). I’m going to be on a light publishing schedule on Monday, but we’ll have a Streetpoll up with the best suggestions and you all can vote on your favorite suggested route. The winner wins either a Streetsblog t-shirt or a “Best of L.A. Streetfilms DVD.” Of course, I’ve developed my own Westside Route, which you can see after the jump.
Damien’s suggestion : CicLAvia to the Sea
Santa Monica is on record that they want to do their own Ciclovia style event sometime next year. So why not encourage them to get involved by planning one with the CicLAvia team by having a route right down Venice Boulevard that starts at the Culver City border, runs through West Los Angeles and cuts through Culver City all the way to the Ocean. If people don’t think this four and a half mile route is long enough, we can add a spur up Abott Kinney, but I think that this would probably be challenging enough.
Or, we could ask Culver City to get on board and extend the route east through Culver City. If Culver City would get on board, we could theoretically extend the route all the way to Downtown Los Angeles.
But for now, I’m sticking with my simple 4.5 mile short route suggestion: Culver City to the Ocean on Venice Boulevard. If you’ve got a better idea, prove it below.