Last weekend, on Saturday September 24, Culver City residents and community groups came together to create the Alternative Transportation Parade.  The parade, consisting of dozens of decorated bikes and costumed walkers, was organized by Transition Culver City as part of the Moving Planet day of global action to address climate change.  Several local community groups were involved, including Sustainable Streets, Bikerowave, the reDiscover community art center, Girl Scout Troop 5635 and the Culver City Bicycle Coalition.

The afternoon began with a bike-decorating party in the Culver City Downtown Plaza, with recycled/re-purposed art supplies provided by the reDiscoverCenter.  Members of Bikerowave were on hand to show cyclists how to make fixes to their bikes.  The bicycle parade followed the new Downtown Connector bicycle route, where signs and shared-lane markings (“sharrows”) mark the easy residential route along Wesley St. and Lucerne Ave., connecting Downtown Culver City with the future Expo Line bicycle path.  The parade ended at City Hall, where the kids worked on alternative vehicle art projects, and the adults brainstormed about future action that Culver City residents could take locally to address global climate change.

Thank you to all the people who came out to make the Alternative Transportation Parade a success!