One of RideSouthLA’s goals is to bring together people who normally don’t interact and engage them in conversations that can seed a re-imagining of South Los Angeles. On June 17, RideSouthLA’s ride to the Watts Towers brought together 120 cyclists who came from 43 ZIP codes across the L.A. Metropolitan Area, representing 12 cycling clubs [...]
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We launched the RideSouthLA map during Sunday’s CicLAvia, at the South Hub in front of the African American Firefighter Museum. We handed out about 500 copies of the map, and many people asked “when is the next ride?”. No date has been set yet, but the East Side Riders tell us that they are planning [...]
We are pleased to announce that this Sunday at 10:15am we will release the print version of our map, on the South Hub of the CicLAvia route. The event builds on today’s launch online of our Watts Ride Map Project (see our press release below). The Sunday live launch will take place in front of the [...]
This Printable Map is Community-Created, Emphasizes the Watts Towers and Neighborhood Change through the Eyes of Local Riders April 13, 2012 — Los Angeles, California — After a series of exploratory bicycle rides in South Los Angeles, a new map was released today that guides cyclists to the iconic Watts Towers. Published by a coalition [...]
We are excited that the Annenberg Innovation Lab has created a video about the making of the map. This video should give more credit to our full set of partners, but it does provide some of the flavor of the day. Enjoy!
The mapping process of our ride to the Watts Tower gathered some press — even before the map was completed! Here are a few of our favorite stories: Los Angeles Times (January 22, 2012), Bicyclists tour Watts on a CicLAvia ride KPCC (January 23, 2012), Slideshow: Ride to Watts Towers Intersections SouthLA (January 25, 2012): CicLAvia tours Watts [...]