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23.11.06

Nov24 Massycle Criticism

Let's gather for critical mass this month. Even in the dark drizzle. We
cycle all year and not only on nice days. Because cycling makes every day nice.

But we also have to fight for the right to bike. Because cars do kill
people. And they choke our blue skies. And they are so very expensive to
live besides.



FRIDAY JUNE 24TH
IN THE STREETS OF VANCOUVER
GATHER STARTING AT 5PM
LEAVE AT 6PM
FROM THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
ON THE SIDE WITH THE LIONS

It's not only about biking. Or being an outsider or extreme. Our outside
planet is not exclusive. We should not be afraid to just stand in the
middle of a street.

We need to get together and talk and work out our differences. Otherwise
blind, ignorant forces advocating money and nothing else
will keep increasing this car culture. As is already happening.

~~~:

There is an important party afterwards. To build momentum for the
opposition and the positive vision of the future that stands against the
"already decided" plan to expand/lengthen/twin the freeways into vancouver.
The gateway strip of asphalt that is not the way or free ($4billion of your dollars for gateway!)
HIGHWAY-BUSTING PARTY

~~~:

there is also some important knowledge on view. the story of critical mass
in vancouver. you never bike alone movie premiere!
feature-length documentary glimpses future vancouver:

~~~:

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1 Comments:

  • At 11:04 pm, November 23, 2006, Blogger Vancouver Critical Mass Blogger said…

    I just got emailed this in response to my email announcing the mass:
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    Hi

    I recently read a post on the Ottawa critical mass webpage
    (ottawacriticalmass.blogspot.com) regarding a fallen cyclist. Lest we
    not forget why we go out in numbers (wish i could be in vancouver
    tomorrow night..)

    "Please devote November's critical mass to Jehangir Merchant,
    fondly known to friends as "JJ". He was my nephew in-law. JJ had only
    recently taken up cycling as his means of transportation to and from
    work and family in Kanata. Last Wednesday at 10pm he was killed by bus
    #118 on Abbeyhill Road while cycling home from dinner with his
    grandmother and great grandmother.

    I cycle every day and have be devoted to cycling for years. When I
    last saw JJ a month ago I was please he had started cycling. I asked
    him about his distance when I saw him a month ago but not about
    safety.

    His last conversation was with his 97 year old great grandmother.
    She asked him why he didn't have a car. He said he couldn't afford it.
    Worried about his safety traveling by bike, she planned to find him
    the money to buy a car.

    This should not have happened. JJ was a great musician who was
    supposed to play with his band the Bluestones on Barrymore's on
    Saturday. Instead the same crowd was at his funeral.

    LM
    I'll join you if I can but I'm finding it difficult to ride again.
    We need to reclaim the road."

     

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