Eastern Explorations

A totally new walk, exploring the stairways and hillsides (along with murals and architecture) of East Los Angeles. The tentative start point will be the East Los Angeles Civic Center Metro Gold Line station; an official/updated start point will be announced April 1. This is the final practice walk before the Big Parade!

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A Bitter Ode to Union Station

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Koeppel’s photo essay on Union Station at Flickr is almost as good as this story. I love this place. It is among the most beautiful train stations in the world, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. And I feel bad for Union Station, too: for years – and this may be part […]

CicLAvia II – Bigger and Cooler Than Last Time

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Yesterday, with more fanfare and riders than the maiden ride in October of last year, CicLAvia rolled back to the streets of Los Angeles.  The route for what is fast becoming the largest car-free party in the country was the same as the 10/10/10 CicLAvia, stretching from the East Hollywood Bike District to East L.A.’s […]

CicLAvia : 100,000 Cyclists, 0 Incidents, Millions of Stories

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(This is part one of our coverage of yesterday’s groundbreaking Open Street Festival.  Hopefully later today we’ll have up a Streetfilm.  Tomorrow we’ll review the reviews of CicLAvia. – DN.) There’s many ways to try and talk about yesterday’s CicLAvia.  One way is to look at the numbers, another to look at the people, and […]

Changes at CicLAvia: New Route, New Dates

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Change is in the air for CicLAvia, the gigantic car-free party that has changed the way Angelenos think about their streets.  First, the date for this October’s CicLAvia V has been moved forward from the original date of October 14 to October 7.  With the city planning to bring a space ship through the streets […]

Review: The Expo Phase II Bike Path Is Going to Be Great…

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…if they ever finish it. Advocates for a bicycle path to run parallel to the recently-opened Phase II of the Expo Light Rail Line have long contended that the Exposition Construction Authority viewed the fully-funded separated bike path as an afterthought. Maybe they were right. The bike path, which officially opened with the rail line […]