Archive for the 'Critical mass' Category
Friends of mine somehow pried me out of my house yesterday to attend Grist columnist Elly Blue’s presentation at El Mercado last night. It was an old-fashioned road show, with a great presentation about bikes and economics followed by some short movies, mostly extolling and scrutinizing Portland’s biketopia. There was good food, too. [...]Read More..>>
From today’s LA Times:
Four LAPD officers accused of clashing with bicyclists are relieved of field duty
By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2010
Four police officers involved in a clash with cyclists in Hollywood during a protest ride have been removed from field duty while investigators review the incident, officials said Wednesday.
The move comes as outrage [...]
Check out my friend (& former legal secretary) Lauren’s post about the Chicago Halloween Critical Mass ride on her blog here.
Sounds pretty cool.
So says Copenhagen Cycle Chic.
This Critical Mass had a less agro attitude than ours tend to — they stopped at lights, for example. I can hardly imagine what 20,000 riders must look like, but I’d sure like to see it some day.
Our own Tuesday Night Bike Ride had 215 riders this week, or about [...]
Readers of TBL no doubt remember the above YouTube video of the NYPD Officer lunging at and knocking over a bicyclist in a Critical Mass Ride.
Now it appears a grand jury has indicted the officer and he will also face charges for falsifying his police report!
Thanks I. J. for the link!
San Francisco cyclists form a group ride that vows to follow the laws, mend fences, and share the road.
From the article:
A bunch of bike riders pedaled through San Francisco on Friday night, and nobody got mad at anybody.
The cyclists were polite. The motorists were respectful. The pedestrians were happy. The cops were incredulous.
And it all [...]
My friend Patty sent me the NY Times article on the police officer who body-slammed the cyclist and then arrested him for assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. From the article:
According to members of the group, Time’s Up, the video was taken by a tourist standing on the sidewalk. It shows bicycles streaming down Seventh [...]
He says the cyclist drove into him, but the video shows something else entirely. . . .
Read the driver’s story here.