imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Life Can Be So Car Free

by Liz Monday, Sep. 25, 2006 at 9:48 AM
liz@BikeNow.org 323-478-0060

This year Los Angelinos will have the opportunity to celebrate World Car-Free Day by coming to our fabooolous event. Bands, film, bike rides, walk-about, and bring a picnic and see an awesome sunset over the LA skyline

Life Can Be So Car F...
event_poster_small.gif, image/gif, 323x479

On September 30, 2006 Los Angelinos will have the opportunity to enjoy an evening of fun celebrating and demonstrating Car-Free and Car-Lite transportation choices.

C.I.C.L.E., (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange) a local bicycle advocacy group, will be presenting their first ever Car-Free celebration entitled ‘Life Can Be So Car-Free’ at the new Los Angeles State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles. Interpretive walks, bicycle rides, live music by local car-free and car-lite bands Telematique and Triple Chicken Foot, interactive exhibits featuring examples of utilitarian forms of car-free transportation, and short film selections by local cyclist and filmmaker Ashira Siegel are all slotted in as part of a fun-filled evening.

“Here in Los Angeles, our choice in transportation defines much of our experience. Long and congested commutes, sprawl, air and noise pollution, sedentary lifestyle and its associated consequences, loss of connection to our neighbors and communities; all are unintended consequences of automobile dependence and have become the undesirable hallmarks of a Los Angeles existence. It is clear that we need to actively seek out other transportation options," says Shay Sanchez, co-director of C.I.C.LE.

Promoting alternatives to the car dependent lifestyle is a strategy that many cities around the world are beginning to adopt in order to create more livable and sustainable cities. Within the U.S., cities such as Portland and San Francisco are quickly becoming the new models of urban sustainability. These cities are choosing to focus on bicycling, walking, and public transport as resurrected modes of urban mobility. C.I.C.L.E. believes that if Los Angeles is to make this leap into a sustainable and more livable city, we need to start incorporating these strategies.

While Los Angeles presents specific challenges that can make a car-free or car-lite existence seem difficult, most Los Angelinos can begin to take an incremental approach -- making healthier transportation choices when the appropriate and convenient opportunity arises. “While a major overhaul of our city's infrastructure and transportation systems is far off, various transportation options/ solutions exist right now. Incorporating walking and bicycling along with the use of public transport into our lives, at least part of the time, is surprisingly easy to accomplish and tremendously beneficial for ourselves, and our community," says co-director Liz Elliott.

This Car-Free celebration presents a unique opportunity for those seeking alternatives to a car-dependent existence to meet with and learn from those already actively living a car-free or car-lite lifestyle.

“We invite all Los Angelinos to come out to the event to learn more about car-lite lifestyles, to consider other possibilities, and perhaps ultimately participate in making a healthier transportation choice."

Life Can Be So Car-Free happens on Saturday September 30, 2006 from 5 PM to 10 PM at the new Los Angeles State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles. People are encouraged to bring a picnic and friends to enjoy the sunset behind the L.A. skyline. For more information visit: www.BikeNow.org or call 323-478-0060.

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 6 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
suburbia Meyer London Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2006 at 8:41 AM
Agreed peak oil is here, or is coming soon Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2006 at 8:57 AM
lazy is fuel efficient johnk Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2006 at 9:03 AM
laziness Car Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2006 at 9:12 AM
why the drive for an hour or more to work Meyer London Friday, Sep. 29, 2006 at 7:40 AM
planned use what I mean is Friday, Sep. 29, 2006 at 7:44 AM

Local News

THE WHITE CITIZEN'S COUNCIL ... AKA KPFK AND FOLKS ON THE WESTSIDE J27 11:16PM

Hundreds March Long Beach to Compton to Protest Los Angeles Sheriff Murder of Noel Aguilar J27 11:14PM

Bernie Sanders at The 2016 Rose Bowl Parade J27 4:25PM

Bernie Sanders at The 2016 Rose Bowl Parade. J27 3:54PM

Vigil for O'Day, Helen, Barry, and Carol-Ann Short, killed by racist terrorists in Fontana J25 8:55PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Paraphysique de manipulation mentale et sociale F07 1:36AM

Cartoons Worth a Thousand Words F06 2:01PM

Mortal Kombat X Free Koins F06 10:08AM

Make A Heaven of Hell F06 9:56AM

The world awakens F06 8:11AM

Our Very Own Age of Madness F05 10:05PM

Evidence of police state F05 4:48PM

America's Promise & The Reality F05 9:36AM

Paraphysique de l'autorité F04 11:10PM

The Shortwave Report 02/05/16 Listen Globally! F04 4:45PM

Sanders Coattails: Tim Canova FL23 F04 3:40PM

Overthrown USA Government F04 12:44PM

What's In Hot Dogs, Sausages, Cold Cuts? F03 7:39AM

LAS VIOLACIONES DE LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS EN LA ACTUALIDAD F03 6:52AM

Who is the Radical? Bernie Sanders F03 5:02AM

Sans liberté, sans égalité, sans fraternité F03 2:09AM

Congressional Hearing Examines Puerto Rico Debt Crisis F02 1:31PM

Partial List of Hazardous Waste Places by US States {The USA Atlas Doug Henwood] F02 9:47AM

In 2000, A Tornado Hit Ohio Factory Farm.. Hundreds Of Thousands Of Chickens Bulldozed F01 2:23PM

Some countries question participation in NATO F01 1:47PM

New Canadian government brings opportunity to address housing crisis F01 12:29PM

For US Citizens Article on Medicaid Enrollment 2016 F01 10:37AM

Du sectarisme, des sectes, des clans J31 11:13PM

USA is ruled by insane sociopaths J31 9:15PM

Time To End Domination of National Elections By Small Rural State Primaries J31 10:03AM

Freedom J31 9:42AM

Mike Nichols, Genius, Comic, Courageous Greathearted Man J30 9:33AM

Egyptian Writer Given 3 Years Jail for Criticizing Egyptian Sheep Murder J30 9:03AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy