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CicLAvia 2011: Angelenos (And Their Mayor) Take Back the Streets

Los Angeles's CicLAvia is more than a seven and a half mile street party with a funny name. In a city so closely associated with cars and car culture, it's one of the many signs that Los Angeles is changing and one's status is not represented by the vehicle one owns.

For the people that took to the streets on April 10, CicLAvia was about a lot of other things too: freedom, fun, fellowship and community were just some of the answers we got when we asked Angelenos what CicLAvia meant to them. And what's a film without some cameo appearances? Look for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and an even more famous cyclist on this trip through a car-free Southern Californian Sunday.

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