CicLAvia IX, Iconic Wilshire Corridor Open Thread

"Bikes May Use Full Lane, Damn Right." Photo and Caption: Joe Linton
“Bikes May Use Full Lane, Damn Right.” Photo and Caption: Joe Linton

CicLAvia IX: Iconic Wilshire Corridor has come and gone. While my Facebook feed is full of happy adults and smiling children, I know that my social media streams aren’t the best way to gauge how well an event was received.

I also know we didn’t make it to LaBrea…so that leaves about 80% of the map untouched by my son’s mini-Linus.

So what say you Streetsbloggers? How did yesterday’s CicLAvia stack up to yesteryear’s?

As always, I’ll post my comments a little later today.

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