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Critical Mass 10th Anniversary
by David Hanks, Global Exchange (david [at] •)
Friday Sep 27th, 2002 11:13 PM
Critical Mass 10th Anniversary
San Francisco - Thousands of people rode through the streets of San Francisco celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Critical Mass during Friday's rush hour - while cars honked but remained motionless at dozens of intersections.

A monthly grassroots event, Critical Mass is decentralized to the point that bicyclists spontaneously organize themselves into groups and ride off throughout the city with the purpose of reclaiming public space for bicycles.

Over the last decade, Critical Mass has been vilified by numerous motorists but the reality is: these very bicyclists have brought about social change in the form of bike-friendly laws and they have had fun doing it.

During Critical Mass, people ride their bicycles not just to protest the lack of safety on city streets, not just to stop cars in their tracks, but also to simply get together for one big, bike-friendly street party.

"I'm here to celebrate community coming together in civil disobedience, and to mess things up a little bit!," said Robin Honan of San Francisco, who wore a pink birthday cake on her head.

Critical Mass (which began in San Francisco) takes place the last Friday of every month and is now celebrated in more than 300 cities worldwide. Today's 10th anniversary celebration coincided with San Francisco's first annual Car-Free Day. (David Hanks/Global Exchange - Friday 27 September 2002)

§More Pictures
by Mr. Normal
Saturday Sep 28th, 2002 1:31 PM
A few more photos of a beautiful event!
§Another One
by Mr. Normal
Saturday Sep 28th, 2002 1:34 PM
§Take the Streets
by Mr. Normal
Saturday Sep 28th, 2002 1:40 PM
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