Ciclavia 2010

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Jonathan Parfrey presented the proposed event CicLAvia to the DLANC Sustainability Committee in January 2010. The committee and Board of Directors have voted to support this event Downtown.

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Ciclavia 2010

  1. 1. A ciclovía for LA A presentation by the LACBC Ciclovía Commitee
  2. 2. What is a Ciclovía? In Bogotá, Colombia, every Sunday from 7AM to 2:30PM is a Ciclovía
  3. 3. What is a Ciclovía? Many streets throughout the city are closed to vehicles and opened to pedestrians and bicycles.
  4. 4. What is a Ciclovía? 70 miles of routes throughout the city allow pedestrians and bicyclists to connect to many destinations.
  5. 5. What is a Ciclovía? The route is permeable to vehicles.
  6. 6. What is a Ciclovía? Up to 1.5 million people participate in Ciclovía, 30% of the population.
  7. 7. Where is Ciclovía? Following Bogotá’s Ciclovía? WhereAmerica have Ciclovías is example, many other cities in Latin of their own: Mexico City - Ciclotón Guadalajara, Mexico - Vía Recreactiva Santiago, Chile - CicloRecreoVía Quito, Ecuador - CicloPaseo
  8. 8. Where is Ciclovía in the US? El Paso - Ciclovía (now Scenic Sundays) Portland - Sunday Parkways Chicago - Sunday Parkways / Paseo Dominical New York - Summer Streets San Francisco - Sunday Streets Miami - Bike Miami Days
  9. 9. Who makes it happen? Bogota mayors Antonas Mokus and Enrique Peñalosa were instrumental in bringing Ciclovía to Bogotá. Enrique Peñalosa now travels the world spreading the word about Cicloía and has been a catalyst for many of the new ciclovía events happening around the world.
  10. 10. Who makes it happen? Gavin Newsom has expanded the 2009 San Francisco Sunday Streets routes to include the Mission District and other parts of the city for 2009. Mayor Manny Diaz of Miami spearheaded Bike Miami, after meeting with Enrique Peñalosa.
  11. 11. Why CicLAvia? This is a way to make LA the “cleanest, greenest, big city.”
  12. 12. Why CicLAvia? * Mediterranean Climate
  13. 13. Why CicLAvia? * Mediterranean Climate * Large car-free population
  14. 14. Why CicLAvia? * Mediterranean Climate * Large car-free population * Strong bike culture Midnight Ridazz, Bikeboom, Bicycle Kitchen, Bike Summit
  15. 15. Why CicLAvia? * * Mediterranean Climate * * Large car-free population * * Strong bike culture * * LA is a park-poor city.
  16. 16. LA needs this! A transformative, ongoing event without infrastructure costs! More impact than a bike lane!
  17. 17. LA needs this! Perhaps most importantly, the ciclovía creates a mobile park that temporarily corrects the lack of open space in park-poor cities.
  18. 18. LA needs this! It also provides health benefits by increasing the number of people using alternative modes, such as walking, cycling, and public transit.
  19. 19. LA needs this! Another benefit is a reduction in vehicle-miles-traveled, which means less traffic congestion, less wear on existing infrastructure, and improved air quality. All of these things improve the quality of life for all Angelinos.
  20. 20. What route for LA? What route for LA? A ciclovía route in Los Angeles should educate people about ? how easy it is to bike, walk or take public transit, as an alternative to driving. The ideal route should connect diverse and dense Where is Ciclovía? neighborhoods with limited access to parks. ? ?
  21. 21. Route Criteria * Population density * Park-poor areas * Transit and bikeway connections
  22. 22. Proposed Route MacArthur Park to Griffith Park via 7th St, Heliotrope, and Vermont
  23. 23. This route would increase business for Skylight Books, Los Feliz Theater,Cafe Figero, and other shops and restaurants along Vermont.
  24. 24. The Bicycle Kitchen on Heliotrope: The epicenter of bicycle activity in Central Los Angeles. Detour around 101/Vermont Interchange to keep freeway access open.
  25. 25. Increased business for restaurants on 7th St, such as Mama’s Hot Tamales and Langer’s Deli.
  26. 26. 5 Metro Red Line stops along this route provide access to transit riders and exposes * * non-riders to transit. * * *
  27. 27. Visualization of CicLAvia at MacArthur Park
  28. 28. Visualization of CicLAvia on Vermont
  29. 29. Other possible routes * Along Washington to the Ballona creek bike path connecting Downtown to the beach * Along Wilshire Blvd, connecting Downtown, Westlake, Koreatown, Miracle Mile, and LACMA * Hollywood between Vine and Vermont, connecting the Farmer’s Market to Griffith Park * Downtown to Exposition Park via Hoover
  30. 30. Budget
  31. 31. Making it happen in LA * LACBC committee has been researching and planning this project since October 2008. * We have consulted with ciclovía planners in Bogotá, Portland and New York. * We have support from Eric Garcetti’s council district, the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, and the Silverlake Neighborhood Council. * We have already been spreading the word about cicLAvia amoung local environmental and cycling groups. * We’re currently applying for grant money.
  32. 32. Next Steps * In every city where cilovía has been a sucess, the city government has taken it on. * Our goal is to have a pilot cicLAvia event in late summer 2009. * For this to happen, we need the support of the city government. * We also need their help in attracting big sponsors and other funding.
  33. 33. Change * CicLAvia will make our city healthier. * It will create a stronger sense of community, by connecting neighborhoods with temporary park space. * In Bogotá the long-term effects have been a safer city where people can travel with ease and a new vision of public space.
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