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Big Parade to take hikers through L.A.'s public stairways

June 11, 2010 |  1:31 pm

Big Parade route

LAist points out that this weekend is the Big Parade, a two-day hiking and camping trip from downtown to the Hollywood sign – through 101 public stairways. A map of the route is above:

Today, the maps were released with extremely detailed instructions on how to join in the fun at any staircase (they don't expect you to do the whole thing) -- even public transit notes are included.

Here are some other goings-on around Web L.A.:

Downtown tower update: Curbed L.A. has an update on the mysterious downtown tower proposed by the Meruelo Maddux firm:

Meanwhile, downtowners still sound very surprised by the tower. "We are just now being made aware of the project," said DLANC President Russell Brown. But should they be? Maybe this is a good time to remind everyone that last July, Meruelo was boasting that he was going to soon announce a new South Park tower.

Silver Lake boardwalk could be scrapped: The Eastsider L.A. reports that the Silver Lake Boardwalk may be shelved for another way to connect the walking path around the reservoir:

The boardwalk was proposed to close the last gap in a walking trail circling the Ivanhoe and Silver Lake reservoirs… But many residents thought it was not a good idea, raising concerns about whether the raised walkway would be too narrow to whether dog urine would weaken the wood structure.

No parking districts for Venice: Yo! Venice! is hosting a robust discussion of a recent California Coastal Commission vote against "overnight parking districts" for Venice locals.

-- Anthony Pesce

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Photo: The Big Parade route. Credit: Google Maps