16 Apr '12, 9am

LA’s CicLAvia a Primer of How Bicycling Can Boost Communities & the Economy

LA’s CicLAvia a Primer of How Bicycling Can Boost Communities & the Economy

The immediate benefit for the tens of thousands of bicyclists like me were to cruise from the “Hel Mel” neighborhood in central LA through downtown to Boyle Heights in half an hour. Having the street unobstructed by cars gives you a perspective of LA’s architecture and skyline that cannot be viewed from a car or bus. And, of course, a 25-mile bike ride is great for exercise unless you frequent the food trucks that were plunked at CicLAvia “hubs” like City Hall and the historic Pueblo near Union Station. But the five hour event is also a case study of how bicycling can pay off in economic development and build communities.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/04/los-angeles-ciclavia-...

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