This week's Downtown News honored CicLAvia with one of its Downtowners of Distinction Awards. CicLAvia is in great company among the nine projects that have made their "surrounding community... a better place in which to live, work or visit."
Here's part of what they had to say about CicLAvia:
Everyone likes bicycling, but no one could have predicted how many people would turn out when CicLAvia took over the streets. The event ... did something magical: It pulled cars off more than seven miles of Los Angeles roads, and for a few hours gave the power to the cyclists, pedestrians, rollerbladers, families pushing strollers and anyone else not in a motorized vehicle. ... Who knew that an event inspired by a happening in Bogota, Columbia could be so big?
Other Downtowners of Distinction Award recipients include the Natural History Museum's Dinosaur Hall, lofts at 940 East 2nd Street, the Center Theater Group, the Downtown Women's Center's Project Home, the Last Bookstore, the Grammy Museum, the Bristol Hotel, and Little Tokyo's Spice Table restaurant. Read full awards coverage at Downtown News website... and plan to check out some of these great downtown projects at the April 15th 2012 CicLAvia event!