Adrienne talked about escaping through cycling earlier today. There's no better way to get perspective on a car-centric city like LA than to get on a bike (please be careful!). Check out this bike store that brings China's most ubiquitous bike to LA and hosts cool biking activities:
It's called Flying Pigeon LA and they're much more than just a store that sells bikes. Started by two brothers, FPLA sells, maintains and evangelizes the Flying Pigeon brand bicycle in Los Angeles. Really they're a whole bike lifestyle shop with bike related events like this sunday's 'get sum dim sum' ride.
See all the events and ideas on their blog.