Global: Critical Mass
Cyclists take to the streets13 Apr 2004 01:06 GMT
Critical Mass: The 6th Tour of the Fireflies on April 18, 2004. The Tour of the Fireflies is an annual critical mass bike ride that first started in April 1999 and was organized by Firefly Brigade - a diverse group of bike enthusiasts and critical mass activists that is united for a goal to achieve an ecologically sustainable transportation in the cities. (See Manila Indymedia)
In Australia, Melbourne celebrated its 100th ride in February with more than 500 cyclists taking over a tollway and Bolte bridge which normally excludes cyclists, followed by a successful ride in March. Rides also occurred in Sydney and Brisbane and other locations.
Dublin, Ireland, has just celebrated its 3rd birthday ride in March.
The ride in Bristol, England, stimulated a debate about the effectiveness of Critical Mass.
Other rides announced or reported around the Indymedia Network include:
If you live or plan to visit the Pacific Northwest in the USA, perhaps consider joining Bike Summer Seattle 2004."Bikesummer 2004 celebrates all things bicycling; it’s a summer long feast of bike activism, bike rides – the whole bike culture. It’s an invitation to come to (the State of) Washington to share experiences, learn and enjoy our urban and rural environments."