Support and suggestions for New York's cyclists

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by Ryanotokyo, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Ryanotokyo

    Ryanotokyo New Member

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    It sounds like critical mass cyclists in New York are having a tough time these days. Does anyone know the latest situation?

    Any good suggestions for things to do in support of the cyclists, there and elsewhere?

    - sympathy group ride in your hometown
    - give a dollar to your local cycling lobby for every New York critical mass supporter apprehended (they are the ones who do all the ground work looking into ways your city can improve for cyclists, and actually working with government to make it happen)
     
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  2. wheelist

    wheelist New Member

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    A quick precis of the situation for those of us on t'other side o' the pond, Ryan?

    I'm guessing a police crackdown right?

    Sounds familiar:
    http://www.wheelism.co.uk/article.php?story=20051010104104257

    Sad times indeed. :(
     
  3. wheelist

    wheelist New Member

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    No need for the summary - I just found this.....

    http://www.thevillager.com/villager_100/whitlawsuitandnet.html

    I'm at a loss to understand why riding your bike in the city is deemed a criminal act, just because you're in a group. Cars follow each other arround the city all day long, blocking lanes, and causing jams, and no-one arrests them.

    Can someone explain this to me? Heheh. :D
     
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