Maybe you’ve heard the rumors.
For the past few months, people have asked me what’s been going on with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s City of Lights program.
Today, I can finally tell everyone the good news.
Just as they did with CicLAvia, which began its existence within the LACBC, the Coalition has decided it’s time to let the award-winning program go off on its own to pursue a larger agenda. Now City of Lights is free to focus on a broader spectrum of transportation issues affecting low-income communities, while the LACBC continues to serve cyclists of all types and income levels throughout L.A. County.
This isn’t a divorce.
As the press release (below) notes, the staff and board of the LACBC has great affection for City of Lights, and takes great pride in what began as a simple effort to pass out free bike lights to L.A.’s invisible cyclists.
It was just time to let go.
And let City of Lights go on to even greater success on their own.
Speaking strictly for myself, I couldn’t be prouder of the people who have built City of Lights into what it is today, and wish them nothing but the best.
And expect great things from them in the years to come.