Thursday, April 15, 2010

Los Angeles "Cycle Path" circa 1896

Is this the earliest photographic evidence of a bike path in Los Angeles? I was browsing the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Archive and came across this photo from 1896.

The "Cycle Path" sign looks a lot like the signs used nowadays in Culver City. Here's the intersection as it looks today:

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I'd love to see more information about the bicycling infrastructure of 19th century Los Angeles...


Jocy said...

This is so interesting. How did you fish out this photograph?

Jocy said...

OH, nevermind ... everything is online now it seems. I may do some digging myself.