My car-free day

Good Magazine is funding proposals for the LA/2B Challenge, where you can imagine an itinerary for your ideal car-free day in LA.  I have submitted an idea where participants can learn more about urban wilderness spots in Los Angeles.

Proposal for a car-free day

If I win, I will be looking for participants (you?)-  leave a comment if you are interested!

You can vote for my itinerary here:


Explore unexpected wilderness areas in Northeast Los Angeles, enjoying multimodal transit & community camaraderie. Watch the sunset in Debs Park & expand your appreciation of LA’s wilderness offerings. Open to 10-15 participants. 11am- meet at el Pueblo de Los Angeles & have breakfast at Olvera Street. noon- bike Broadway to Meadow Road & lock bikes at secret Elysian Park. 12:30- explore backroad hills of the 110, exploring urban wilderness & a panoramic view of LA. 1pm- ascend spiral staircase at the 5 freeway intersection & observe the interaction of humans, cars, and river. See: 2pm- walk 3 blocks to Lincoln Park/Cypress Gold Line & take the train to Southwest Station. Walk to the Audobon Center at Debs Park & meet more friends. 3pm- enjoy a picnic & BBQ overlooking LA in Debs Park. BBQ funded by $500 grant and open to friends and families of participants.

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