Businesses <3 CicLAvia

A shot from last years CicLAvia event

Mayor Antonio Villraigosa’s Office of Environment, Energy, & Sustainability has produced a video that highlights what local businesses think of CicLAvia – the ever popular event that closes several miles of streets to automobiles and opens them up for bikes and pedestrians, including segments through Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) the last few dates.

The video asks, “What happens when bikes take over the streets of Los Angeles?” A few local businesses provide their own unique perspectives. It turns out that businesses enjoy the event just as much as everyone else does.

Matt Berman, founder of Bolt Barbers, appreciates the extra brand exposure that the event brings to his DTLA barbershop at 460 S Spring St. He sees the event as a great way to draw people to Downtown Los Angeles:

…CicLAvia gives us a marvelous opportunity to get in front of 100,000 people who are exploring DTLA… on foot, on bike… having so much fun…”

The Coffee Bar on 600 S. Spring St. had their busiest day ever at the last CicLAvia event.  Pet Project Pet Supplies owner Nancy-Jean Carlson thinks “its one of the best events Downtown,” and she, “love[s] the atmosphere it brings,” to the area around her shop, located at 545 S Main St..

The LADOT Bike Program can’t wait till the next CicLAvia event, scheduled for Sunday, April 15th, 2012, from 10am – 3pm. Until then, be sure to check out the video below for a reminder of what you can look forward to this coming April.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soicdL9py9E]

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