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Fuck all this fucking bullshit

We continue forward with such momentum

and downward

but which of us will climb upwards?

Practice climbing, use

your

legs


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#StrikeRide! March 8th 2017

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PUBLIC SPACE PARTY DECLARES VICTORY IN FIRST ACTION TO LIBERATE BIKE LANES FROM NYPD INCOMPETENCE: GETTING (POLICE) CARS OUT OF BIKE LANES

On the morning of November 2, 2015 a group of cycling advocates set out to address perhaps the greatest hindrance to safe cycling in New York City: cars illegally parked in bike lanes.The City of New York recently celebrated installation of more than 1,000 miles of bike lanes, but they are often impeded by motor vehicles, all too often police vehicles, flouting the law.
The cyclists with The Public Space Party met in Fort Greene Park, where they talked about this ongoing problem and what needs to be done to generate heat.While the City has laid out a model of Vision Zero policing, lack of enforcement of traffic violations in bike lanes, many caused by vehicles illegally parked in bike lanes, impedes these steps forward, creating unsafe riding conditions.The cyclists headed out to the busy corner of Hoyt and Schermerhorn in Boerum Hill, where multiple…

spirits born the streets

a spirit
of creation born
from chaos
of humans
of machines

dancing to death
night and morn'
some laws
applied
some not

riding the seasons
casting small spells
weaving short tales
with kindred spirits
sowing seeds
meeting needs

rolling together
over
community's fertile ground

our mass
bodies and bikes
safe and unsafe
we must act direct
to direct our fates

we do what we like
and we won't
stop
the future
is ours
ride till you drop

so come
roll with me
safe as you see
fit
in this year
two zero one
three

March-April

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This happened:



Streetsblog has been ignoring this story for a long time, but I am glad they picked it up.




Kudos to Time's Up for putting together the footage and getting it out there. Kudos to all Critical Mass participants who still dare to ride.

But dont' worry...the end is near. CHECK IT!! BIKE CHECK!!!



I hope y'all can come out. STRIKE EVERYWHERE! BIKE EVERYWHERE! #A27 and #M1GS

BUT until then, why not enjoy some leisurely, family-style Critical Mass in south-central Brooklyn?



Ditmass <3 Rides is a local, grassroots Mass that happens nearly every Friday 7pm in front of the Cortelyou Branch of the Library in Ditmas Park.

Of course, tomorrow is also 1st Friday, so cyclists are free to meet at Union Square North at 7pm and ride somewhere together. I am not sure what I am doing yet, but I am feeling the leisure of staying in Brooklyn. Perhaps 1st Friday Critical Mass can meet us at Grand Army Plaza in Brookyln at 8???

Bike Safe, Bike Love, Bike Everywhere, Strike Everywhere! …

Post #M17 arrest inital reflections

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Spring is here!

Of course I can not yet divorce my perspective from my privilege as a white, educated, cis-male from this experience, but I hope these sincere words fall upon open ears & hearts. My apologies if anyone is offended. There are many complex nuances to be processed.

WATCH! Livestream of events leading up to what might be considered a police riot
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/21181713

Myself and 17 others were inexplicably released with our charges dropped at 3 am on Monday. Dozens of others remain in custody and are only just now seeing a judge, including people seriously injured who were denied medical attention and placed in solitary and/or highly abusive conditions for much of our 27+ hours of detainment in the "justice" system. Please do what you can to offer support in jails, courts, and show solidarity in the streets and your communities.

LOVE TO ALL MY BEAUTIFUL BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

Down with Bloomberg & Kelly!
Demolish the prisons!
All out May Day! No W…

MORE FUN PICS! #NYPD #BikeNYC

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R.I.P. Mathieu. And too many others.



NYPD fall guys, claiming they don't have the resources to enforce traffic laws/


Susan Petito, Assistant Commissioner (to absent Ray Kelly) reaches down to snatch your civil rights with legal mumbo-jumbo and take away any chance at justice through sheer incompetence!


February 2012 Critical Mass NYC: 13 NYPD motor vehicles, 5 cyclists. Police were present for two hours at a minimum, did not give chase to the cyclist horde. Number of foreign tourists who came to check out Critical Mass: 3. WELCOME TO NEW YORK!