Talk:Critical Mass (cycling)

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Toronto police conflicts[edit]

I'm not a confident enough writer to directly edit the wiki page but there are a few things I would like to see added. Also don't know the facts well enough.


On May 2008 CM took over the QEW and one man was arrested http://torontoist.com/2008/05/critical_mass_takes_over_the_gardiner.php


In June 2008 there was a fullout police escort that occured, many many many bike cops, a paddy wagon, and several cars. The police condoned the event, corked for the event and were even seen cheering and getting along.


In August 2008 many people received tickets for not having lights and bells.


In September 2008 several people were ticketed and one man arrested.

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Patrick Pogan[edit]

FYI. Police officer in a Critical Mass Conflict in New York. Ikip (talk) 17:00, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

External links[edit]

Per WP:ELNO: Links to open wikis, except those with a substantial history of stability and a substantial number of editors are to be avoided. Does [1] meet that criteria?Cptnono (talk) 06:46, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

More to the point, is that page significant enough to warrant inclusion? The nature of the anarchy that is Critical Mass makes it hard to tell. Reub2000 (talk) 22:45, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Critical mass unpopular in Brazil..[edit]

Hello! I live in Denmark, where there are fairly good conditions for bicyclists. I hadn't heard of the critical mass-arrangement, before I read of this terrible attack in Brazil. The video shows a man in a black VW Golf in high speed ploughing into the group of cyclists, clearly intentional, and then just drive on. The car was later found, but the driver not. It is very hard to think that anyone can believe they have the right to try to kill people just because they are riding the bike in the middle of the street. Link on the video on you-tube here but beware of strong content: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRgiIrHRoHM&feature=player_embedded Mr. Hagen, Denmark87.122.38.161 (talk) 07:59, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

The practice of corking roads in order to pass through red lights as a group is in contravention of traffic laws that govern cyclist traffic and is contrary to Critical Mass' claim that "we are traffic", since ordinary traffic (including bicycle traffic) does not have the right to go through intersections once the traffic signal has changed to red[20].

This appears to violate WP:NPOV and WP:OR.

Currently Running Gatherings[edit]

I would like to suggest adding a section to the page that lists all gatherings, their locations and time. 137.215.6.53 (talk) 12:55, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

New name?[edit]

I would suggest changing the name of the article to Critical Mass(Event) or something similar, to not make people confuse this with the nuclear reaction. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.236.210.20 (talk) 11:48, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

"This article is about bicycle events. For the nuclear reaction, see Critical mass. For other uses of the term "critical mass", see Critical mass (disambiguation)." I see the navigational need of redirecting Critical Mass to Critical mass (disambiguation) if it is causing confusion.Cptnono (talk) 04:20, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

UK - rights as a procession[edit]

I was bold and removed the below paragraph. If you read the source it makes no mention of processions having any special exceptions to traffic lights. It was reverted by User:81.155.101.139 with no reasoning.

In Britain the London Critical Mass has been defined as a procession in 2008 Law Lords ruling and therefore if the front of the procession goes through a green light then the rest can legally ignore traffic signals in following the rest of the procession.[1]

Should this sentence be removed? 137.222.34.224 (talk) 10:01, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

I have removed the sentence again. 137.222.34.224 (talk) 10:57, 20 June 2013 (UTC)