Ciclavia brings LA to Wilshire Boulevard

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Riders during Ciclavia on Wilshire Boulevard, June 23, 2013. Photo by LA Wad via Flickr/CC.

Organizers are calling the latest installment of CicLAvia a big success.  An estimated 150,000 bicyclists and pedestrians took over a 6.3-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard between downtown and the Miracle Mile yesterday.

That’s fewer than participated in the last CicLAvia in April, when 15 miles of city streets between downtown and Venice Beach were reserved for riders and walkers.

L.A. has now hosted seven CicLAvia events.  The eighth is scheduled for October.  Organizers are calling the next CicLAvia “Heart of the City,” but the exact route has not been disclosed yet.

KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis talked to Kevin Roderick of LA Observed about some of the successes and shortcomings of the event, and the changing face of cycling in Los Angeles.