When 7.5 miles of Los Angeles streets were closed to cars this October, it was a result of dedicated volunteers and quite a bit of funding.
Hoping to bring the popular CicLAvia event back in 2011, organizers have teamed up with Kickstarter to help raise funds. Interested donors can make a pledge for a donation online to help organizers reach their goal of $5,000.
But in order for CicLAvia to get any funding, it has to meet its goal by January 31, 2011, or no money is exchanged. Pledges can be as small as $1, and anyone pledging more than $11 will receive a laminated CicLAvia spoke card.
The event is modeled after Ciclovia which began in Bogota, Colombia in the 1970s and has since grown into regular Sunday car-free day.
Photo (cc) by Flickr user waltarrrrr.