bike to work day
- According to the League of American Bicyclists, May is National Bike
Month. (See http://www.bikeleague.org/educenter/bikemonth.htm and
http://www.bikemonth.com for more info.) I suppose there may be a
National Bike to Work Day, for all I know.
If my town has a bike to work day, I've never heard of it.
Does your community have a "bike to work day"?
If so, when is it?
- in portland, it's in may like the site says. "bike to work day" was
the 16th. there was quite a bit of promotion behind it this year in
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jots Shadow"
> According to the League of American Bicyclists, May is NationalBike
> Month. (Seehttp://www.bikeleague.org/educenter/bikemonth.htm and
> http://www.bikemonth.com for more info.) I suppose there maybe a
> National Bike to Work Day, for all I know.
> If my town has a bike to work day, I've never heard of it.
> Does your community have a "bike to work day"?
> If so, when is it?
THREE CAMPBELL AIDES JOIN CRITICAL MASS
The June Critical Mass bicycle ride downtown was graced with not one but
three members the Campbell Administration, a welcome show of support for
the idea that bicyclists can share the road with cars downtown--at least
after work on a Friday. And for some reason, the whole thing went off
happily and without a hitch. Even the weather was nice. Thanks, Jane!
Planning Director Chris Ronayne rode with his wife--acting director of
parks and recreation Natalie Ronayne--on a snazzy tandem. Planning
commission staffer Marty Cader, no doubt getting in shape for his
pedal-powered New York to Cleveland jaunt later this summer, also joined.
They were among approximately 45 cyclists, an increase of nearly 50
percent over the previous month's traffic-ticketed crew.
We'd be remiss not to mention downtown councilman Joe Cimperman, who
didn't ride along but did organize a meeting between cyclists and police
the day before the ride. Cader attended the meeting and told police he was
there to represent the city's interest in having a bike-friendly city.
Cimperman played the facilitator, framing comments and pitching questions
between the cyclists and Third District Police (first name) Captain
McNamara, who noted, "If you obey the law, there will be no problem."
No word yet on whether Mayor Jane Campbell obeys the law by having her
bicycle licensed, or whether the cyclists have sent her the invitation
spokesperson Celeste Glasgow requested for the July ride.
After last month's festivities, 31 cyclists plunked down their five bucks
for bicycle licenses. (Compared to 75 for the entire previous year). A
similiar number also ran out and bought handlebar bells. This was to
comply with the laws that enabled police to write tickets to about 15 of
the pedal pushers last month. Just look how bikes are already contributing
to the economy!
Meanwhile, last month's offenders have been making their way through the
courts--several in front of Judge Kathleen Keough. Speaking off the cuff,
Keough says she hears upwards of 80 misdemeanor cases each day, sometimes
as many as 120. Those include domestic violence, assault, and DUI, in
addition to traffic violations. She estimates that in the previous year,
the number of bicycle violations could have been counted on one hand. She
had no ready estimate of how much tax money was spent to have her, a
bailiff, a county prosecutor and courtroom security deal with the heinous
She did, however, recall telling one of the cyclists that if he wanted to
go for a ride in a beautiful place, he should do so in the Metroparks.
Cleveland municipal code and the Ohio revised code both specifically state
that bicyclists have as much right to city streets as cars do.
The next critical mass ride gathers on Public Square at 5:30 p.m. Friday
- <Yawn> Where is Mr. Dildo Man to keep things
Would the said public officials show up if someone
towed a trailer, carrying a six-foot inflatable
replica of the penis, the American flag, and a banner
with this message: "Get A Boner, Not a Buick"
--- dankliman@... wrote:
> THREE CAMPBELL AIDES JOIN CRITICAL MASS
> The June Critical Mass bicycle ride downtown was
> graced with not one but
> three members the Campbell Administration, a welcome
> show of support for
> the idea that bicyclists can share the road with
> cars downtown--at least
> after work on a Friday. And for some reason, the
> whole thing went off
> happily and without a hitch. Even the weather was
> nice. Thanks, Jane!
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