John Greenfield / www.gridchicago.com
i always wanted to call it 'the ride of responsibility'
James BlackHeron said:
I am totally for people spontaneously starting a Critical Manners ride on the second Friday of each month or whatever day people decide to do it.
Go ahead and plan it and make up fliers and start your own thing. It's a free world.
Heck, there is nobody STOPPING you from going to Critical Mass and rousing the rabble to make Critical Mass into Critical Manners. Come one and come all. Just come. It's a free world and Critical Mass is all-inclusive. It's what the people who show up make it. Show up or don't. But you can't make it something that it is not from home.
See you there tonight.
Your e-mails go in my spam or get unsubscribed and you are now considered a troll.
Active Transportation Alliance said:
Oh, this Friday is a rager...I didn't realize. Ragers, cagers and bandits, oh my! Happy Friday, Chainlinkers.
Ethan Spotts, Active Trans
The police no longer have any tolerance for corking and actively push the corkers away -even threatening them with arrest and verbally berating them. After this they ALSO immediately move along themselves and allow all the cars to dangerously push through the Mass, turning their backs without any heed to the safety of the riders still behind them.
This happened last night several times and at one spot where the Mass was really broken up and in a very dangerous place as far as no cohesion and cars darting through and everywhere.
When someone pointed out to these fine officers that they had just created a very dangerous situation for the riders a cop returned with "Well, you don't have to come out here."
Meaning if a Masser got run over it is her own fault for participating.
So, thank you Alex Weaver, and all the "pro-bike" groups who are in favor of "not overlooking traffic laws." When someone gets seriously injured or killed one of these months at CCM "following the traffic laws" I hope you are going to be proud and or happy that these laws have been upheld. Can't break a law. That'd be bad...
I'm sure that the police figure that once people start getting seriously hurt at CCM that participation will drop down to a much more manageable level.
I am sure that is exactly what they want. Protecting & Serving the crap out of us...
Mike Zumwalt said:
Well the police actually block traffic for us, don't help with "corking" but allow it so why is someone supposedly in favor of promoting biking in the city wagging a finger at his target audience?