الأحد، أكتوبر 01، 2006

Scream if you wanna go faster!

Critical Mass is a movement of bicycle riding.In brief,thousands of people ride their bicycles in the streets together causing traffic jam.Here are different prespectives why they do this :
here,
"Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists' right to the road. The idea started in San Francisco in September 1992 and quickly spread to cities all over the world. "
and here,
"Critical Mass is not an organization, it's an unorganized coincidence. It's a movement ... of bicycles, in the streets."


"The Origin of Critical Mass
The first Critical Mass ride was in September 1992 in San Francisco. There were 48 people. The ride increased in size by about 75% each month so that by the time 1993 came about, Critical Mass had almost 500 riders and was becoming well known among bicyclers in the city--although city officials still hadn't registered its existence. A couple months after that people in other cities started noticing and began other Masses. Also in 1993, San Francisco police and Mayor Frank Jordan noticed us and struggled with how to deal with us. It took until June 1997, when Critical Mass was almost 5 years old, for the "new" mayor Willie Brown to make any special note of us: He proved he had no idea what we were about when he made comments that motivated the big July 1997 ride and police riot. "
-- by
Joel Pomerantz
Critical mass rides make it harder for cars and easier for bicyles which is cleaner for the enviroment.In some places in the world they get arrested for breaking "the law" .Watch THIS.


"Who are we and what are our aims?
We are not sure, opinions seem to differ. There are probably as many aims of CM as there are participants. Each individual comes there with his or her own idea of what it's about, and the sum of this makes up the Mass. We have no organisers and no planned routes."

I fell in love with idea and immediatley started to think if we apply it here in Egypt as we get arrested fro blocking traffic anyway!

3 Comments:

Blogger Ma3t said...

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10:58 م  
Blogger الحكائين said...

in da way of reachin ur freedom, u lose every ozr thing!
may b da journey itslf is da more precious thing 2 fight 4!

2:21 م  
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