LA is heading into a boom time for public transport… or so I hope. The opening of the Metro Blue Line this weekend was a good step. It got us East (Downtown LA) to West (Culver City) without a car and with ease. Actually, we biked From Echo Park to Downtown LA, hopped on the Metro and got off at Culver City’s Syd Kronenthal Park. It’s at the park entrance that the dedicated Ballona Creek Bike Trail begins. From there, it’s a totally open, car free ride straight to the ocean. It was pretty amazing getting to the beach without the car.
Blue line will eventually extend all the way to Santa Monica, plans are to have that completed by around 2015.
Extremely helpful and friendly Metro staff made sure we got where we were going.
We had heard some good things about Pinche’s Tacos in Culver City, so, we stopped in for their goodness. It was pretty darn good.
… and finally… the beach. Aaaahhhhh.