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  •  well said. It's counterproductive (1+ / 0-)
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    homogenius

    If they are trying to promote bicycle riding, their assholish behavior is accomplishing the opposite.

    •  Yes, but every other day of the month (0+ / 0-)

      the cars all line up and do a critical mass.

      Why is that traffic not cracked down on?

      "One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity nothing beats teamwork." - Mark Twain

      by greendem on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 04:48:10 PM PDT

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      •  Ummm...I believe it is. (0+ / 0-)

        Breaking traffic laws results in citations all the time. SF is one of the most car-unfriendly cities in the country. Parking as a regular commuter is very expensive and logistically difficult.

        I'm all in favor of policies that make bike riding easier and cheaper. I especially favor increasing subsidies for mass transit rather than decreasing them--I'm a regular user.

        Your statement is stupid--the cars don't all line up and do a critical mass--that presumes that every day hundreds of cars gather in an organized frenzy of civil disobedience to disobey traffic laws and disrupt the afternoon commute.

        I call bullshit.

        "[The GOP wanting to debate Obama is like saying] 'Let's see how tough Aquaman is when we get him in the water.' " --Seth Meyers

        by homogenius on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 09:06:06 PM PDT

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    •  I couldn't agree more (0+ / 0-)

      When it started, Critical Mass served a very useful purpose. Unfortunately it morphed from a movement that promoted cycling as a viable form of transportation into something closer to lawlessness and mob behavior. It's not as though there aren't people doing Critical Mass who ride for a good reason; it's that they're now far outnumbered by folks who like being disruptive for the sake of being disruptive and who have no respect for any form of transportation other than their own.

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