L.A. Times' Christopher Hawthorne continued his excellent series on L.A.'s boulevards with a piece on iconic Sunset Blvd. I was surprised that the critic didn't ride and record his observations from the painfully slow Metro # 2 bus.
For five hours, miles of streets connecting Hollywood and East L.A. through downtown Los Angeles were closed to cars and became a great festival of mostly cyclists, but also skateboarders, roller-bladers, and pedestrians.
The City of LA recognized in CicLAvia an opportunity to give Angelenos a taste of what LA can be like, at least for a bit, without cars. It will temporarily turn the streets over to those who deserve them the most. Us.