CicLAvia Culver City Venice Open Thread

CicLAvia – Culver City meets Venice was another massive CicLAvia. Despite the usual fears from some businesses, the event was attended by huge numbers of cyclists, plus plenty of people on foot, skates, blades, skateboards, and more.

What was your favorite part of Southern California’s 14th CicLAvia? Shark and banana bikes? Little girls riding pink training-wheeled bikes? Impromptu front yard parties? Auto dealerships handing out fruit and water? Bike-share demos from coming-soon Metro and Santa Monica systems? Metro Board of Directors Chair and L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and fellow boardmember L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin taking bike-share demo bikes for a spin? Added: Supervisor Hilda Solis too! L.A. Great Streets pop-up parklet announcing protected bike lanes coming to Venice Boulevard?!? Hard-shell tacos? Live music? Farmers Market? LADWP tap water refill stations? Spotting something you never noticed before? Beautiful Angelenos of every shape, size, and age smiling in the streets together?

CicLAvia increases the capacity of Venice Boulevard. All photos: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A. except where specified.

CicLAvia converts Culver City, convinces Venice. All photos: Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.
CicLAvia converts Culver City, convinces Venice.
Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike-Share bikes riding along the route
B-cycle demonstrates Metro regional bike-share bikes at the Culver City hub
Tito’s Tacos feared the event would close down their popular taco shop, but had plenty of customers arriving by bike, foot, and car.
xxx Photo: Sahra Sulaiman/Streetsblog L.A.
A happy sun shined on this Black Kids On Bikes feeder ride. Photo: Sahra Sulaiman/Streetsblog L.A.
CicLAvia is always a great day - for Angelenos of all ages
CicLAvia is always a great day – for Angelenos of all ages

Let us know how your CicLAvia went – add your comments below.


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