Bike Parking Racks Installed in Pico-Union; Day Laborer Cyclists DelightOctober 14, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Bike News | 6 Comments
Tags: Bicycle Parking, Pico-Union
Today’s press event was a brief, but victorious day for low-income cyclists and City of Lights. In about 4 minutes, our one year long campaign to get more bike parking in Pico-Union, neared closer to completion.
LADOT and their contractor showed up nice and early to the CARECEN Day Labor Center this morning to install 4 racks. As Jose Veliz of CARECEN mentioned, these racks have been sorely needed for the last 7 years that the center and its working cyclists have been around. Many of the workers cheered after Councilman Reyes, LACBC, and Jose spoke about the symbolic and practical impacts of the racks as baby steps towards greener, more equitable, and bike friendly neighborhoods.
Thanks to Councilman Reyes’ Office, CARECEN, and LADOT for helping us make this vision come alive!
Today’s installation, in tandem with our Better Bike Plan and 4th St. bike boulevard campaigns, will create a new vision for an LA that is no longer defined by cars, but by livable streets.