Silence blankets CicLAvia but you never hear anyone talk about it. We live in a city of rumbles and grumbles. The rumbles of cars and trucks grinding along miles of city streets. Fumes pumping from the exhausts of vehicles driven by people who fume and grumble over being stuck on those streets, physically miles from home and mentally miles from each other, even though only separated by thin layers of metal and glass. That is the noise we deal with every day. Every day but CicLAvia Sunday.
CicLAvia Routes Receive $2.35 Million in Funding from Metro as Part of an Expansion of Car-Free, Open Streets Events Throughout Los Angeles County
Funds for Routes in East LA, Pasadena, Southeast Cities, Culver City and The Valley
Did you see the CicLAvia visual history? It's gorgeous. And the feedback has been so encouraging. In fact, since launching we got a flood of photos from supporters.
Recently, a CicLAvia supporter emailed us a link to a bunch of awesome photos from past events. Community members love to share their pictures with us, but these photos were different.
Dylan: I'm a Los Angeles based Biker and I ride fixed gear. I make sandwiches for a living at Subway so I guess you could say I'm a good catch for any girl who enjoys sandwiches. When I'm not working, I like to bike miles after mile all over LA and volunteer.
Earlier this month, National Geographic's Intellegent Travel listed CicLAvia as the third must-do event in their "10 Must-Dos in June" article.
Tell us a bit about your background:
I am a native of Tallahassee, Florida. I have been in California over 25 years; I graduated from University of LaVerne with a Bachelor and Master Degree. I have volunteered all of my life but wasn’t aware it known as volunteering. It is something I enjoy giving back to all communities and caring for others.
Tell us a little about your background
I was born and grew up in Los Angeles during the 50s and 60s, the second of ten children. I went to nursing school in San Francisco and Baltimore and helped start one of the first free clinics in the US, in Washington, D.C. I was really drawn to work in public health since I was convinced that the environment and conditions in neighborhoods that were the biggest contributors to poor health and poor quality of life. I went to graduate school in public health nursing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill while I worked in a rural area as the public health nurse. I came home in the late 80s and worked for many years as a public health nurse before my retirement in 2011. I ride my bike every day for exercise, recreation, and errands. It seemed like a natural fit to look for volunteer opportunities to promote biking and that led me to the LA County Bicycle Coalition and CicLAvia.