WalkLAvia: everyone walks in LA

We want to thank everyone who joined the WalkLAvia walking parade yesterday at CicLAvia! We had so much fun and hope that you did too! Over 50 people turned out for the parade from downtown Los Angeles to Exposition Park.

As the group made its way down Figueroa Street, we cheered, carried signs and banners, learned about the history and future of the corridor, and greened the side of the roadway with seed bombs. We had a great group of folks! Check out all the event photos here.

WalkLAvia got lots of great media coverage, including a plug from City Councilmember and Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti at Sunday’s CicLAvia press conference, and a reminder from Garcetti that CicLAvia is for walkers, skateboarders, wheelchairs, as well as cyclists. Los Angeles Walks founder Deborah Murphy also had the honor of meeting with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa before WalkLAvia started!
Stay tuned for information on future WalkLAvias and other events like our FREE walking tour of Silver Lake on October 21. We invite you to join us for our next community meeting in Leimert Park on November 15. In the meantime, keep walking!
—Rachel Bennett