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.
Mayor John D'Amico believes that West Hollywood is one part actual place and one part state of mind. It has a long history of inventing the culture that other cities consume.
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.
Episode 3 of City Walk explores the streets of Los Angeles by foot, bicycle and Space Shuttle -- from the stairways of Echo Park to Venice Beach, from LAX to The California Science Center, finally disappearing inside a secret bunker deep beneath LA's City Hall.
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.
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.
From Old Town to the Rose Bowl, Los Angeles Times Pulitzer-Prize winning Restaurant Critic Jonathan Gold reveals why Old Pasadena is a great place to walk.
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.
Some people walk on sidewalks, others prefer trails but one man gets his thrill walking two miles high in the sky and freefalling to the ground at 120 miles per hour... feet first.
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.
In its 10th year, FYF Festival is a two-day music festival taking place in Los Angeles Historic State Park.
Join us on a journey through the Disneyland Resort with Jillian Rose Reed from MTV's Awkward.
Visit Irvine, California, an entire city built from scratch around the wilderness of a state park.
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.
The Gold Line is a light rail running from Pasadena to East Los Angeles via Downtown Los Angeles serving numerous attractions.
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.
The past decade has seen a surge in interest in walkable communities in Los Angeles.
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.
Join Wil Wheaton, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, as he participates in a community dog walk extravaganza around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
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.
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.,...