This past Sunday was the latest installment of CicLAVia -- a day where bicycles take over a part of LA.
This one was "To the Sea" -- a ride from Downtown LA to Venice Beach, mostly along Venice Blvd.
Being closer to the ocean, we did it in reverse. The western half of Venice Blvd has a median, so they allowed cars going eastbound but no motorized traffic on the westbound lanes. It was pretty quiet for the first stretch.
By the time we reached Sepulveda we had a pretty good sized pack.
|Venice and Sepulveda
Downtown was a zoo. There were thousands of bikes headed west -- no way we wanted to get messed up with that, so we hopped on the new-ish Expo line back to Culver City.
|Downtown LA, 7th and Figueroa
|From the Expo Line platform.
By the way, the white cars you see in the above photo are from the traffic wardens.
Going westbound just before Sepulveda -- the overpass is the 405 freeway.
The paper this morning said over 150,000 people took part. I can believe it -- Never have I seen so many bicycles. Everything thing from road racers to kids with training wheels. The only other Bike Friday was a tandem ("Two's-day") going the other direction.
They are doing it again in June, this time down Wilshire Blvd