Ciclavia Comes to Los Angeles and Santa Monica

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Despite breaking his arm in a bicycle accident, LA Mayor Villaraigosa is promoting bike travel on city streets more vigorously than ever. A week and a half ago, he fell off his bike when a taxi cab pulled in front of him on Venice Boulevard. The cab driver didn't get a ticket, but the Mayor's elbow was broken in eight places. With his arm in a sling, he's now appearing on YouTube with a pitch for making LA streets bicycle-friendly. Meantime, in Santa Monica last night, the City Council agreed to look into an idea that took root in Bogotá, Colombia. There, it's called ciclovía, the Spanish word for "bike path." Around here it's called cicLAvía, with the emphasis on LA.  We hear more from the Mayor, the City Council and others.





Warren Olney