by Clarence Eckerson, Jr.
The bike scene in Los Angeles is alive and well - and growing every day.
Streetfilms rode along with one of two ArtCycle tours of local studio spaces sponsored by the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council. Afterwards, a block party was joined in progress and we arrived just in time to hear solid words of encouragement and a brighter bicycling future from L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti, himself a bike rider. Dancing, art, food, and general chillaxing filled the streets until 10 pm.
Sure L.A. has a bigger hill to climb then most major U.S. cities, but it could also benefit the most from a livable streets agenda. Once the seeds are planted, there's no going back.
This piece originally appeared on Streetfilms.