When was the last time you—or somebody you know—had the run of the road in our City of Angels? Here’s a good guess: About six months ago, at the biannual CicLAvia event, when thousands of bicyclists, runners, skaters and walkers jammed streets stretching from Boyle Heights to Downtown and MacArthur Park to East Hollywood.
L.A.’s fourth CicLAvia is scheduled this Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Here’s a chance for you and your family to (re)discover the city’s landscape without a Ford Explorer or even a Toyota Prius in sight.
If you’re a seasoned biker—or know your way around on roller blades or some other form of alternative transportation—there’s something else you should definitely try your hand at during Sunday’s CicLAvia:
GOOD, the L.A.-based magazine for “people who give a damn” is launching a “GOOD Maker” contest that invites proposals from anyone who has envisioned how to get around the city without a car for a single day.
The challenge is a partnership with a project of the Los Angeles Departments of City Planning and Transportation called LA/2B. And it comes with a $500 prize to the contestant whose proposal wins the most votes.
You can read more about the GOOD Maker challenge and about CicLAvia in general here. However, contest details will only be available at the GOOD booth at Sunday’s CicLAvia—or by checking this currently dormant link anytime after noon on Sunday.
Finally, in keeping with the CicLAvia spirit, Patch invites its readers to post photos or videos of themselves and their families biking, running, walking, roller-blading (or just standing around) on Sunday. You don’t have to be in the CicLAvia car-free zone, although that would be nice. A shot on Colorado Boulevard, for example, would work just as well.
Happy CicLAvia! (There’s not a drop of rain in Sunday’s 65-degree-and-sunny weather forecast.)