60,000 people enjoyed L.A.'s first CicLAvia car-free festival on 10-10-10. We're back+looking to do 3-4 CicLAvias in 2011!
CicLAvia is a free family street festival - based on the original ciclovia in Bogota, Colombia. On Sundays, some streets are closed to cars, and bicyclists, pedestrians, skaters, and wheelchair users take over.
L.A.'s first CicLAvia was held October 10th, 2010. It included 7.5 miles of L.A. streets - from East Hollywood to MacArthur Park to Downtown to Little Tokyo to Boyle Heigts. More than 60,000 Angelenos came out and played, biked, explored, walked and enjoyed the city. Participants remarked on how small our city seemed that day, and how quiet, fun and happy Los Angeles can be when we leave our cars behind for a few hours. All kinds of folks felt comfortable walking and riding in the streets that day - families, young, old, black, Latino, Asian, white, beginner, pro.
At CicLAvia we're really happy with our earlier successful Kickstarter campaign, so we're back - counting on our past kickstartistas and our new friends to lift us into multiple CicLAvia events in 2011. We're planning three similar central Los Angeles events and potentially expanding onto new streets near you!
CicLAvia has four main goals:
- promote green transportation - especially walking, bicycling, transit.
- promote public health - bringing healthy physical activity to communities in need
- promote local business - bringing foot traffic
- promote public space - helping Angelenos see our streets as a space where we can all come together and take pride in our city
(Special thanks to Will Campbell - for creating a great time-lapse video of the 10-10-10 CicLAvia!)
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pledged of $5,000 goal
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Dec 14, 2010 - Jan 21, 2011
Pledge $11 or more
We will send you a CicLAvia 2011 Spoke Card Designed by Colleen (laminated playing-card-sized color promo - wedge into spokes to show what rides you've been on. Walkers, skaters and others... maybe attach to shoes, or pin up!)
Pledge $111 or more
We will send you a CicLAvia 2011 T-shirt, Designed by Colleen
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (38 of 40 left)
We will post a sign with your name as the sponsor of an intersection during one 2011 CicLAvia - such as "The Sixth and Virgil intersection sponsored by Edna Welthorpe." We'll take a photo of your intersection, with your sign, and mail it to you.