The group CicLAvia shut down 7 1/2 miles of city streets today so people could safely ride bikes, run, and walk through busy streets. My brother, who is visiting from Tucson, and I walked while the 1st grader rode his bike and the preschooler rode his scooter. We got a really late start, but it was still a lot of fun (maybe not so much for the preschooler). Downtown was surprisingly pretty without cars and so quiet. Here are a few picture highlights from the afternoon.