Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wilshire Whoop-Dee-Doo!

LOS ANGELES, CA – Off-Road Cyclists are about to lose one of the last recreational cycling opportunities in the City of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Department of Recreation has long forbidden mountain biking fans from riding the trails of City Parks such as Griffith and Elsyian citing a city ordinance that forbids bicycles on city owned trails and mountain paths.

Thrill-seeking Cyclists have had to settle for riding the Wilshire Whoop-Dee-Doo curb lanes and this has resulted in Wilshire Boulevard becoming the hub of extreme cycling.

Unless the Off-Road community is able to mobilize quickly, the thrills and chills of riding Wilshire Boulevard may soon end.

There is a plan afoot to “make Wilshire a more bike and pedestrian safe street” which means no more asphalt drift, no more “ramp curbs,” no more man-eating potholes, NO MORE WILSHIRE WHOOP-DEE-DOO!

If you’re interested in sounding off on YOUR vision for Wilshire Boulevard, show up at the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting this Thursday, October 19, 2006, and give them your opinion on bicycle and pedestrian access and mobility.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Central Region Project Office

(Bank of America Building)

3055 Wilshire Boulevard (at Westmoreland)

Suite 520

Los Angeles, CA 90005

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