Another awesome CicLAvia event is now in the books and we have a lot of fond memories to look back on. We thought we’d take some time to thank and acknowledge our LADOT co-workers who help make the big day possible. It takes a small army of LADOT staff to make sure that large events like CicLAvia go off without a hitch. LADOT is responsible for managing the logistics of street closures – or in this case, street openings for bicycles and pedestrians.
This past Sunday, nearly 200 traffic officers worked with LAPD to coordinate 19 traffic crossings along the route. LADOT field operations crews posted over 600 temporary no parking signs to ensure that the route would be clear of parked cars. A team of 35 traffic engineers and field operations crews spent the wee hours of the morning erecting 2,000 barricades, securing the route for the hundred thousand plus revelers who would eventually pedal, walk, run, or jog the streets on a wonderful Sunday afternoon.
And of course, the LADOT Bike Program was out in full force handing out bicycle maps, bike lights, reflectors, and patch kits. Special thanks also to the CicLAvia event organizers and volunteers, LAPD, LAFD, paramedics on bikes, Metro, Metrolink, the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation, and to all the other CicLAvia partners, supporters, and enthusiasts who came out this past Sunday. We can’t wait till the next one!