Did you have fun at CicLAvia? There is a lot of buzz about the success of the 2nd Annual CicLAvia which was held on 4/10/11 and it is estimated that the crowds doubled that of last October's event - and that doesn't even include the number of people who attended neighboring events and feeder rides!
We've put together a compliation of great videos articles from the hundreds that are popping up all over the internet for you to enjoy!
BONUS: A cute storybook style edit from Rudy Espinoza:
We also found a few thought provoking comments from readers of the Los Angeles Times that are worth mentioning:
"To all the police officers, traffic officers and city transportation and maintenance employees who, along with scores of volunteers, got up early on a Sunday morning: Thanks upon thanks for making the second CicLAvia possible.
Working together, you opened up our beautiful city in ways that I, on my inline skates, had never before experienced and gave me a morning full of memories I will never forget. I felt like part of something very big.
For this one day, our City of Angels basked in the glow of public employees and passionate volunteers joining forces to give our city a much-needed feeling of community."
"It's ironic to me that the city had to completely shut down traffic on several streets to accommodate CicLAvia. Is this not an admission that automobiles and bicycles don't mix?
The City Council needs to accept this simple fact before committing millions of dollars to build special lanes for bicycles."
Susanna Schick from Gas 2.0 gives a shout out to the Midnight Ridazz and the LA Bicycle Coalition in her article - "CicLAvia: Los Angeles Escapes Its Cages for a Day of Biking"
Emily Frost from Neon Tommy Annenberg Digital News most notable mentions in her article - "CicLAvia Lets Bikes Dominate LA Streets for an Afternoon"
There were only a few accidents along the course -- usually at car crossing points where bikers congested while waiting for traffic lights to change -- otherwise the day was marked by peacefulness and ebullience. After the official end of the event, 3 p.m., some bikers had a hard time ceding the space back over to cars. A police officer announced, "cars will hurt you."