Fresh off a very successful route to the ocean, CicLAvia announced that it's next linear block party for bikers, walkers, and other non-drivers will run along Wilshire Boulevard, from Downtown to the Miracle Mile. That's kinda something, isn't it?: for a few hours anyway, they're kicking cars off of one of LA's most prominent symbols of car culture. (The Miracle Mile was developed in the 1920s as a drive-in shopping area and Henry Wilshire actually put in a "no train tracks ever" clause when he donated the land to the city in the late nineteenth century). But this is also one of LA's most incredible architectural stretches and "On June 23, starting at One Wilshire in Downtown Los Angeles and ending at Fairfax Avenue along Museum Row, the CicLAvia – Iconic Wilshire Boulevard route will take participants through a snapshot of the city's architectural evolution from Victorian vision to modernist experimentation; massive towers of business to intimate houses of worship; world class museums to working class mercados." The event is a collaboration with the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., the enormous county-spanning survey of "the postwar built environment of the city."
· CicLAvia - Iconic Wilshire Boulevard [CicLAvia]
· Seaside Scenes From CicLAvia's Packed First Route to the Sea [Curbed LA]