We’re gearing up for our big WalkLAvia walking parade at this Sunday’s CicLAvia! We’ve got homemade signs, popsicles, seed bombs, giant puppets, bubbles, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, capoeira artists, and more! WalkLAvia got some great media coverage this week, including:
- KPCC’s blogdowntown, “CicLAvia not just for cyclists; walkers group forms WalkLAvia”
- Streetsblog, “Thinking of Walking CicLAvia? Think of Joining the Figueroa Street Parade
- Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s newsletter, “Bike, Walk, Enjoy CicLAvia this Sunday”
- LAist, “WalkLAvia Lets Pedestrians Take on CicLAvia on Their Feet”
- Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s blog, “CicLAvia heads down a new road”
- Curbed LA, “CicLAvia debikeifies just a little”
- CicLAvia, “Who says nobody walks in LA?”
We’ll begin our walk at 8th and Figueroa and walk down to the new Expo Park hub of the CicLAvia route. Safety and fun are our primary concerns, which is why we chose Figueroa—a nice, wide street that can fit our group of walkers as well as passing cyclists. Meet on the northwest corner of 8th and Figueroa at 11:30am (just south of the new Target and one block south of the 7th St/Metro Center Metro stop). The group will depart at noon and should arrive at Expo Park around 2pm. At about 12:15pm at Gil Lindsay Plaza, we’ll hear from Melani Smith of the Meléndrez design firm about the My Figueroa Corridor project, which will make Figueroa more pedestrian friendly and install LA’s first protected bike lanes.
There are multiple Blue Line and Expo Line stops along the route so people can follow our progress on Twitter (@LosAngelesWalks, #WalkLAvia) and meet up with us along the walk. The transit stops are also convenient for folks that would like to join us for the start of the walk and then head back to downtown early.
See you Sunday!