Los Angeles has long been stereotyped for its suburbanization. Shopping malls, supermarkets, and tract housing have been among its most defining contributions to American culture. But in the last few years, Angelenos have begun to reimagine their built environment in creative ways. City Walk examines several examples of a Los Angeles that is breaking away from its concrete past. From walking friendly Old Pasadena, to the city-wide biking extravaganza of CicLAvia, to Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, Los Angeles is a city reinventing itself according to new ideals.
Elevators are for wimps! Just ask the thousands of downtown LA office workers who climb the stairs every year in a race 75 stories to the top of the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles to raise money for the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA.
When composer and rock star Stewart Copeland wants to relax he gathers his buddies and takes to the bike path in Santa Monica...but when it comes to upper body exercise he dances to the beat of his own giant drum kit.
KCRW's Traffic Queen Kajon Cermak takes us on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control (ATSAC) System buried deep beneath City Hall.
Actor Luke Wilson takes a spectacular journey on foot in the award winning short, "Satellite Beach."
One hundred years ago a 'little tramp' named Charlie Chaplin made his first appearance on camera during the Junior Vanderbilt Cup in Venice Beach.
Straight up the next on-ramp, millions of cars take to the freeways in a perpetual race to nowhere. We spotlight 24 hours of life on LA's iconic freeway system.
Join us on a fast and furious journey aboard The Gold Line, a public transportation adventure with breathtaking views of Los Angeles that can't be seen through the windshield of a car.
There are over 300 staircases in the city of Los Angeles and a resilient group of City Walkers is determined to climb them all in a Big Parade of people who tweet as they tread.
Episode 7 of City Walk travels from Boston to New York to Atlanta and Los Angeles on a very special journey to some of the great parks in America -- both old and new.
Los Angeles has the country's largest system of roads, which make up 7300 miles.
Join us on a journey through the Disneyland Resort with Jillian Rose Reed from MTV's Awkward.
Nestled less then 50 miles outside of Los Angeles, the Irvine Ranch Conservancy provides respite from freeways, traffic and the abundance of concrete.
Episode 6 of City Walk treks from Berkeley to Atlanta on a walking school bus before treading the urban and mountain trails of Orange County, California with an unforgettable stop at "The Happiest Place on Earth." And Nic Offer of cult band '!!!' offers his unique perspective on public transportation at the FYF Festival in Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Episode 5 of City Walk explores the hidden shorelines of Manhattan and travels high into the Rocky Mountains with stops in Denver, Portland and Washington DC as communities across America rediscover their sidewalks and trails.
The Big Parade is a two-day walk in Los Angeles. It includes about 100 public stairways over 35 miles, from downtown to Mt. Hollywood.
Have you noticed that certain Los Angeles neighborhoods are home to hundreds of public staircases?
Docent-led tours at Baker Canyon, part of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy 30 miles within the city limits of Irvine in Southern California. No cars allowed.
Episode 3 of City Walk ventures back in time and across the continent as the walking revolution spreads from New York City parks to Portland's walkability to the rugged canyons and trails of Orange County. Featuring Maryland's Iverson Mall Walkers, an uncommon group of people who will line dance their way into your heart.
Parklets are designed to provide a public place for passersby to relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the city around them, in places where current urban parks are lacking.
CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play and ride a bike and in the process turns into a vibrant festival celebrating city life in Los Angeles.
The premiere episode of City Walk shines a spotlight on the most exotic and exciting walks in America, and travels to cities across the country that are currently transforming themselves into more walkable communities. With stops in Pasadena, Washington D.C.,...