bicycle direct action
- Well it came just after Car-Free Month (an ambitious little upstart
campaign in the SF Bay Area, USA), but we did BIKE THE BRIDGE (the
prohibited San Francisc-Oakland Bay Bridge) on Monday. Seven cyclists
arrested, one still in jail. BEAUTIFUL RIDE.
Stories and photos at http://www.bikethebridge.org/
Lots of newspaper stories online.
This was foremost an emergency response to the veto of the number one
bicycle/pedestrian bill of the year. We have also been pushing the idea
of phasing in car-free, sustainable cities well-served by transit and a
number of other protest concerns.
The bill was vetoed by our "governor" on Friday, Sept. 29, just before the
major Critical Mass (our 8th birthday ride!). Activists quickly assembled
an effigy of the governor before the ride and burned him like he burned
us. Just on a much, much smaller scale. But it looked fabulous on the
Hope your car-free efforts are in fine shape,