Entries in environment (7)
When: Sunday, October 9, 10am-3pm
Where: Los Angeles
In response to the congestion and pollution of the city streets in Bogota, Columbia, Ciclovías began there over thirty years ago in 1976.
Today they’re held every Sunday and Holidays—and they’re growing in popularity here as we become more concerned about the environment and take to biking which offers a healthy alternative to vehicular transportation.
For five hours this Sunday, the notorious streets of LA will be closed to motor traffic as CicLAvia makes them safe for people to walk, skate, play—and ride a bike.
Quickly becoming a bi-annual event—as shops and restaurants along the route open their doors to participants—seven and a half miles of streets were car-free for the 2010 event and this October new spurs in Chinatown and South LA will be added.
Thanks to cristina, store manager west hollywood, for this submission.
What: Bike the Drive
When: Sunday, May 29
Where: Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
One day of every year since 2002, Lake Shore Drive is closed to motor vehicle traffic and open only to cyclists for 30 miles—15 north of downtown, and 15 south—from 5:30 to 9:45am.
Take advantage of the situation and get prepped—and don’t forget registration is required to bike the scenic and historic route.
Bonus? Proceeds from the ride help the Active Transportation Alliance to continue improving bike lanes, walking paths and transit in the region. So besides enjoying the festival in Grant Park, it’s for a good cause.
As a result of everyone’s purchases made on April 22, 2500 saplings will be planted in honor of Earth Day 2011.
We dig all who participated—and a big, huge ‘Thank You’ to American Forests for doing all the dirty work.
Who: The League of American Bicyclists
What: Bike to Work Week, 2011
When: May 16-20, 2011
This is the official site for National Bike Month this month so check the events section often to see what ‘bike month’ and ‘bike to work week’ events are going on in your community.
Use the League’s step-by-step guide on how to get started organizing and promoting a bike to work event, and post your event on their website.
Safe and happy trails!