Critical Mass, the leaderless rolling protest born in San Francisco, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. What used to be a slow-moving and occasionally combative statement about road use now has morphed into something more benign, reflecting changes wrought upon the built environment. In the same year it turned 30, voters soundly rejected attempts to reverse cyclist and pedestrian wins and slow streets became permanent in many places. Are active transportation wins rooted in Critical Mass activism? One cannot deny the movement electrified ridership and let drivers know roads are not theirs alone.
In this issue we examine the politics of road use, the progress that has been made, and the challenges going forward. We also celebrate efforts to combat food insecurity while having fun at the same time with the 15th running of the Supermarket Street Sweep. Finally, we hear from Zachary Morvant, who talks about his experiences and provides pointers on getting the best out of the five-day Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder stage race.
Hoping you keep the rubber side down,
Miles B. Cooper, Maryanne B. Cooper, Bob Mionske,
and everyone at Bicycle Law
Have you or someone you know been involved in a bicycle crash? Want to know about your rights? Are you a lawyer handling a bicycle crash who wants the best result for your client? Contact Bicycle Law at (866) 835-6529 or email@example.com.
Bicycle Law’s lawyers practice law through Coopers LLP, which has lawyers licensed in California, Oregon, and Washington state, and can affiliate with local counsel on bicycle cases across the country to make sure cyclists benefit from cycling-focused lawyers.