Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Crimes against Bicycles

Islington Station Crime Scene
Vic writes: This evening on my way home from work, I saw a bike rack and bicycle that had been completely destroyed by an automobile at the entrance to Islington Station. I often see bikes that have been damaged by cars or vandals at this bike rack, but today's more extreme sight prompted me to take pictures ...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Monday, November 21, 2005

Still We Ride - This Friday!

Bloor Cinema. Friday November 25, 7:30 p.m. (Note: Pictures above are not stills from the film)
STILL WE RIDE is an action-packed glimpse into a shocking showdown between the monthly Critical Mass bike ride and police in New York City. On Friday August 27, 2004 in New York City, just days before the
start of the Republican National Convention, 264 people were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and 'parading without a permit' during the monthly bicycle celebration, Critical Mass. The ritual began in 1992 in San
Francisco and has since spread around the world to over 300 cities. The August crackdown in NYC was the beginning of an ongoing effort to suppress free assembly for group rides. The monthly cycle of arrests and bicycle seizures has forced the bike community into a legal battle with the city and politicized the very act of riding a bike. Co-director, Andrew Lynn, will be on hand to present this 37-minute documentary along with a
collection of short bike videos from around the world. Q & A welcome. In a brief talk and slide presentation, Andrew will provide a context for the documentary by highlighting terminology, expanding on related events, and providing the audience updated information about ongoing court cases and the continuation of monthly arrests. Though the tactics of the NYPD against Critical Mass might seem like a somewhat isolated and case of police
harassment of bicyclists, it has far-reaching implications. Still We Ride just might be a wake-up call to those who still believe we are living in a free society. Information on the campaigns to stop the arrests will be available. NYC's cycling community hopes that people can report back to their own networks and communities to build cyclist solidarity around these issues.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Safe Roads

Sticker reads: 'I want safe roads in Ontario, too.'
Hmm, ever heard of side guards?

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Memorial Ride for Ryan Carriere

Candlelight Memorial for a cyclist 7:00 p.m., Monday November 7th, 2005.
Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists (ARC) along with Ryan’s many friends
and family will be holding a candlelight memorial for him at the scene of the
accident, on Monday November 7th at 7:00 p.m. Cyclists are encouraged
to join ARC at the Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square at 6:15 p.m.
that night to ride together in solidarity to the memorial site.
ARC will also be calling on City Councillors to ride with us.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Newsflash - Cyclist Killed Downtown Monday

A Cyclist was killed yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Queen West
and Gladstone. Identity is not known as of yet. ARC will be holding a memorial
for the cyclist early next week, most likely Monday or Tuesday. Seems we have
learned nothing from what happened to Galen last year.
We need sideguards on trucks, and that's just for starters. Photo source.
More blogs are writing about this tragedy. (1, 2)

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