The eighteenth iteration of CicLAvia touched down on a three-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard yesterday. The Wilshire route extended from Grand Avenue in downtown L.A. to Western Avenue in Koreatown. Organizers had hoped for a longer route, but Metro Purple Line construction has closed a couple of Miracle Mile Wilshire intersections for multiple weekends, so extending further west was not feasible.
With a relatively short route, and hot August weather, the event seemed just a bit little less popular than usual. However, it sure was not empty. There were still tens of thousands of people making their way through the city on foot, bike, and skates--but the event lacked the sometimes-intense crowding that many central L.A. CicLAvias feature.
Did you participate yesterday? What did you think?