Movable Parts held an organizing meeting at the Bike Cage with students of Occidental’s Bike Share last Friday. In conversation we debated about the actual route of CicLAvia this April noting that we’d seen “somewhere” that it will go to Venice. In an attempt to recover a map beyond my hazy memory of one of thousands of Facebook posts, tweets, and emails, I searched the CicLAvia website (to no avail), found blog posts that discuss preliminary information about the route, and then finally landed on it at CicLAvia’s Facebook Page where it was released that same Friday (2/22).
The map indicates a route from Union Station to Venice Beach via Main, 6th and 7th, Figeroua, and finally Venice with a barebones post: “Map of the Venice Boulevard route for the April 21, 2013 CicLAvia. Participants will be able to access the route from many entry points and travel the route in either direction.” The LA Streets Blog announced it the previous Thursday and gives us more context: The new route asserts the ability for bikes to “cross the east-west divide” and earlier LA Streets Blog reported, the route is part of an overall strategy to develop routine monthly routes (e.g., April is the Venice ride).
**I also learned from LA Streets Blog that there will be a June CicLAvia. Yay! We’ll bring the movable party.**