Critical Mass – Learn the Lingo
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These words are used at some Critical Mass events:-
To give praise where it is due, I should report that I have used the lifts at Greenwich tunnel a few times in the past few weeks and they were both working as they should all those times.
I don’t fancy this blog becoming just another cycling blog, but yesterday saw the third fatality in three weeks, and today the second protest ride I join in two weeks.
As announced, on the morning of the 4th of June 2013, for the fifth anniversary of Marie’s death, family and friends of hers met by the road where she was killed and then cycled to Portsmouth.
Last Thursday I crossed the Greenwich foot tunnel, part of ‘Cycle National Route no. 1’, with a fairly loaded bike.
Five years ago, a group of London activists cycled to a “Smash Edo” demonstration against the arms trade in Brighton. With them was Marie Vesco, who was part of the Food not Bombs group which regularly handed out food in Brixton.
14 miles north of Brighton, she was killed on the A23 by two careless drivers who were never prosecuted.
As I was preparing the announcement for the ride, I googled for web pages about Marie and what happened to her and I found a report from the Inquest.
Things I have learned as a possible witness in the last Critical Mass trial; in no particular order: Continue reading
I was at the critical mass of July last year, all the way from South of the river to Stratford. Therefore, I responded to the call made by Green and Black Cross when they asked for witnesses. Continue reading
There is big one-way system in Tottenham Hale, one of those with various lanes that make drivers believe that it is ok to speed like mad. It is served with a network of traffic lights; the kind where you need to press four or five buttons and wait for the corresponding green lights, taking up to twenty minutes to walk a few yards. Continue reading