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Proof That People Walk in LA

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If you see a group of people moving on foot from one end of the city to another today, you're probably seeing the folks taking part in the 3rd annual Great Los Angeles Walk. It's run by Mike and Maria of Franklin Avenue, and takes place to prove that people really can--and do--walk in LA. This year's route is the entire length of Santa Monica Boulevard. (Past walks have traveled down Wilshire and Pico.) They got underway at 9 this morning at Union Station, and are headed all the way out to the Britannia Pub in Santa Monica for their post-walk celebration. Want to keep up with the walkers? There will be plenty of Twittering going on via the Great LA Walk, and many of the participants are expected to tweet on their feet, too. Good luck, walkers! Can't wait to hear how the journey goes.