- Janette Sadik-Khan: The Benefits of a Well-Designed City – Businessweek
One of our greatest innovations is our ability to move quickly. The normal capital construction program takes about five years. But we’ve been able to transform city streets virtually overnight. You can literally paint the city you want to see. You can do it with two traffic cones, a can of paint, and stone planters. And we’re able to show the results.
- L.A. biking's big break – Los Angeles Times
When L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa fractured his elbow in a bike crash, it was the break heard ’round the cycling world. CicLAvia events show how the wheels are turning. On July 17, 2010, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his police bodyguard began riding mountain bikes west in the bike lane on Venice Boulevard. About 6:30 p.m., heading toward La Cienega Boulevard, they were cut off by a taxi cab. Villaraigosa flipped over the handlebars. His elbow shattered on the asphalt.
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