RE: [carfree_cities] Surprisingly, parts of LA are walkable
>Near a few piers and short boardwalks, yes. Most of the Southern
>Are there many restaurants, hotels, groceries, shops, entertaining
>businesses,... directly accessible by the beach, with no car traffic to
>cross? If so that would make another possibility for a carfree vacation
California coast, however, is lined with parking lots and private
residences. Cyclists routinely use the Pacific Coast Highway, which runs
most of the length of the state, and a good bike path runs from roughly
Santa Monica down to Long Beach, perhaps further south, in LA County.
There are hotels and bike rental outfits in Ventura, as well as a coastal
bike path that connects to a bike/equestrian path that leads 16 miles
inland to neighboring Ojai.