Wednesday, April 25, 2007

BAC Forum on Critical Mass

This Thursday evening, April 26th, the San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee(BAC) will host a community forum about Critical Mass. The meeting will start at 6:30 in room 408 at City Hall.

The events of last months SF Critical Mass ride were widely reported on TV and in the popular press, and there was much criticism of the cyclists involved. Now that tempers have cooled down, this forum can be the place for both sides to express their views on Critical Mass rides.

Ten years ago I rode in this event. Never again. It was anarchy! We rode through stop signs and stop lights at high speed. We behaved like arrogant spoiled brats. This does not help the cause of cyclists. Our cause is to gain space on the public streets, and respect from other road users.

The next CM ride is this Friday, starting from Market St. near the Ferry Building at 5:30pm.

[Personal note: I love cars and cycling. I've been a member of the SCCA for over 15 years. And I've cycled 25-50 miles each week for 15 years.]

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