WalkLAvia: Walk Wilshire with us at the next CicLAvia, Sunday, June 23!

WalkLAviaYep, it’s our next WalkLAvia! Meet us on Sunday, June 23 at 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Wilshire and Grand for some fun at the most walkable CicLAvia yet. Come walk with us as we stroll down Wilshire for six miles—you can walk with us from the start or meet us along the way!

Bring what you can carry, push and stroll along the street with friends. We’ll supply the signs and banners, spray paint chalk, photographers, jump rope—you bring friends and family members, water, sunscreen and snacks. Slow walkers, families, and people walking their bikes are all welcome.

We meet at 9:00 a.m. and start walking at 9:15 a.m. from Wilshire and Grand, we hope to hit the Museum hub by 1:30 p.m. We’ll have a long lunch break at the K-Town BBQ pit stop, too.

Purple Line are stops available for early bailouts or, take transit and meet us mid-trip. Check the CicLAvia site for more details and locations of all the hubs. Join us for any part—we’d love to have you with us as we walk the awesome street of Wilshire Boulevard with no cars!

Schedule

9:00am: Meet at Grand & Wilshire Blvd.

9:15am: Depart Grand/Wilshire Hub

9:45am: Arrive at MacArthur Park Hub (Alvarado and Wilshire)

10:00am: Depart MacArthur Park Hub

10:45am: Arrive at K-Town Hub (Western and Wilshire; lunch at the K-Town BBQ pit stop)

12:00pm: Depart K-Town Hub

12:30pm: Arrive at Mid-Wilshire Hub (Rimpau and Wilshire)

12:45pm: Depart Mid-Wilshire Hub

1:15pm: End at Miracle Mile Hub (Fairfax and Wilshire)

Follow along on our Twitter at @LosAngelesWalks for updates. RSVP on Facebook to invite friends and let others know you’re coming. See you there!

‘City Walk’ explores walking in America on KCET

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So maybe KCET heard us when we gave a thumbs down to their SoCal Connected episode on pedestrian safety? This week the public television station debuted City Walk, a new documentary series that explores walking in America. We were delighted to see none other than our city’s great food critic Jonathan Gold interviewed in the first episode, talking about the walkability of Old Pasadena.

Look for us in the next episode, airing on Thursday, May 30 at 10:00 p.m. on KCET when the producers caught up with us during our WalkLAvia at the last CicLAvia. You can also watch the show online.

We had a great Westside WalkLAvia!

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On April 21, during the last CicLAvia (to the Sea!), we organized a Westside WalkLAvia from the Culver City Expo Line station all the way to Venice Beach, about five miles.

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About 30 walkers started the WalkLavia, but due to the looooooong distance and because there was so much to do along the way (so many great hubs!), we started to spread out quite a bit.

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Luckily we ended up recruiting lots of walkers along the way, encouraging folks to walk with us (or walk their bikes) for a few blocks.

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We had plenty of great LA Walks signage thanks to our captain of flair Jessica Meaney!

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And we were even trailed by a documentary film crew! More on that later!

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We weren’t the only ones walking CicLAvia, we saw lots of joggers and several marching bands.

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Plus walking put us at just the right speed to take in all the entertaining elements of the day. Like the costumes!

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And our Los Angeles Walks mascot Fiona was a star of the street, of course.

Westside WalkLAvia to the SEA!

After five miles of walking, our trek to the sea wouldn’t be complete without a quick dip in the Pacific Ocean! Thanks to warm temperatures and sunny skies it was a perfect day at the beach.

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We were honored to have the awesome Bob Inman lead the walk. You can join his regular walks throughout LA, including the “prologue” to the Big Parade, coming up on Friday, May 17.

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While most of the walkers peeled off in Venice, Bob’s walk included a return trip through the beautiful walkstreets and canals of Venice, as well as a few public staircases in Mar Vista. Eight walkers logged an incredible 15 miles during the day!

Check out more photos on our Flickr or over at Facebook (thanks to Bob for some of these great photos)! And yes, we’re definitely planning another outing for the next CicLAvia on June 23—save the date!

Watch this video from WalkLAvia!

As you’ll remember, back in October we organized the first-ever WalkLAvia, a walking parade that strolled down Figueroa during this fall’s CicLAvia. Our friend Ana Haase-Reed happened to shoot some video while we walked and compiled the footage into this beautiful short film of the day. Thanks to Ana for sharing it with us, and thanks to everyone who walked with us. We can’t wait for the next WalkLAvia!