CicLAvia and Biking in LA

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This coming Sunday, Venice Boulevard Westbound will be free of cars from downtown Los Angeles to Venice Beach from 10 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon. It's another CicLAvia, designed to encourage commuting by bicycle in the car capital of the world. We visit a city that really makes way for pedal power by physically separating bicycle traffic from cars, trucks and buses. Could what happens in Rotterdam, Holland happen here? We also talk with the organizer of CicLAvia and the author of a book that’s relevant to LA.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, nobody yet knows if the Boston Marathon bombing was the work of al Qaeda, a right-wing militia, a deranged individual or somebody else. We hear from the President's emotional memorial speech today and talk with a variety of people with different ways of thinking about the tragedy in a cloud of continued uncertainty.

 

Banner image: CicLAvia 2012. Photo by Melissa Wall

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Roger Rudick