Lunch with Streetsblog: An Interview with CicLAvia E.D. Aaron Paley

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We’ll be broadcasting live on YouTube today with CicLAvia executive director Aaron Paley, answering your questions and discussing the new route today at 1 pm. Can’t join us at 1? The discussion will be archived on our YouTube site as soon as we wrap.

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