Tomorrow, January 21st, thousands of people will be descending on Downtown Los Angles to participate in the Women's March Los Angeles, which starts at Pershing Square and ends with a rally at City Hall. The march to City Hall begins at 10:00 a.m., but speakers will be kicking off the day as early at 8:20 a.m. at Pershing Square. Traffic into Downtown L.A. is expected to be heavy, and we highly recommend biking to the march or taking public transportation early in the day.
General map of the Women's March route.
Here are some general tips:
- Remember to bring a bike lock with you so that you can securely lock your bike to a bike rack (or, if none are available, use a sign post that is secure in the ground). Do not lock your bike to a tree or another bike, and try not to block the sidewalk. Here is some guidance on locking your bike.
- Do not expect to ride or roll your bike with you in the March, as it will be very crowded.
- Try parking away from the general march route, which will be mainly on Hill and Broadway streets, and walk to Pershing Square from there. You can use the LADOT Bike map layers feature at bike.lacity.org to search for a bike rack beforehand.
- Give yourself plenty of time to find parking and walk to the start.
- If you plan on doing a multimodal bike/transit combo, be aware that buses and transit towards Downtown L.A. might be more full than usual or be on detour. Bus bike racks might be full, which is why you'll want to start your journey early.
- After the rally at City Hall, consider using Metro Bike Share to get back to where you parked your bike.
Use the layers tab for the map at bike.lacity.org to search for sidewalk bike parking, bike corrals, and art bike racks.
Have any other biking tips? Leave them in the comments section.