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Audio: Bikes are taking to the streets—and it’s not where you might expect

Ciclovía Salinas was Monterey County’s first Open Streets. People walk, bike, skateboard, dance, and otherwise move about in people-powered celebration on car-free streets.

The seventh Ciclovía Salinas, in 2019, is again on October 6th. Click here for poster and more.

Below, enjoy an audio flashback to the first Ciclovía Salinas, October 6th, 2013.


This broadcast during NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” on KUSP tipped listeners off to an increasingly popular pleasure of Monterey County. Missed that 2-minute broadcast? Listen now:

Transcript: Bikes are taking to the streets in Monterey County

Learn more about the broadcast’s topics

For tips on biking John Steinbeck’s hometown—the Monterey County seat and its largest city, Salinas—click here.

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Special thanks

This audio feature was produced by Guy Lasnier of KUSP-Central Coast Public Radio, broadcast on KUSP on November 20, 2013. Kudos to KUSP for providing from 1972 to 2016 an independent, community-based, nonprofit, interactive multimedia voice for the greater Monterey Bay Area. KUSP’s mission was to inform, engage, and entertain by providing a thoughtful mix of news, public affairs, arts, and music programming.

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This post was previously published November 26, 2013. 

This post was published on 7 October 2017. One or more changes last made to this post on 3 September 2019.

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