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Critical Mass

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  1. Danny_cycle
    Member

    2pm Middle Meadow Walk, usual city centre route with some fringe variations!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. chdot
    Admin

    Organisers of Critical Mass shot the film to show what it’s like for cyclists in Edinburgh faced with widespread potholes, dangerous junctions and cycle paths that turn sharply or end abruptly.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/environment/campaigners-claim-cycling-in-the-capital-is-a-joke-as-video-released-showing-state-of-roads-3819089

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. neddie
    Member

    "controversy" <false narrative>

    "helmets" <false narrative>

    And the video is (presumably delibrately) not included in the article, because, you know, we don't want to give tooooo much publicity to it...

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. chdot
    Admin

  5. Rosie
    Member

    The Evening News article did include the video. And of course a grudging paragraph:-

    "Previous mass rides have caused controversy as the group has blocked off main roads in the city with hundreds of bicycles, and other people-powered machines in a bid to ‘reclaim’ spaces for cyclists and fight for safer conditions on the roads."

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/environment/campaigners-claim-cycling-in-the-capital-is-a-joke-as-video-released-showing-state-of-roads-3819089?fbclid=IwAR3_t9nWN23fFByA3REgDRQ2dPCcdNFphv7Mzphu21zKSlGrLBX41qqWMJc

    A more positive and very good song and video by Dan Abrahams of Critical Mass. The Reporter is on the side of the angels with its cycling coverage.

    https://theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2022/08/our-streets-song-and-video-to-promote-safer-cycling/

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. chdot
    Admin

  7. chdot
    Admin

    Excited for the ride down to Portobello this weekend! Join us for a fun ride down to the seaside to demand better cycling infrastructure!

    Start at Middle Meadow Walk at 2pm. Pause for a break at the Porty prom, then back to the centre!

    https://twitter.com/edcriticalmass/status/1694254333552906704

    Posted 8 months ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    This is the route tomorrow - see you 2pm at Middle Meadow Walk!

    Superhero costumes encouraged but totally optional!

    https://twitter.com/edcriticalmass/status/1707664256223859064

    (Coincidentally

    People are holding coordinated protests across UK towns and cities this weekend against what they call a “climate of fear” on the roads, and an “epidemic” of careless and dangerous driving that is curbing children’s freedoms and putting lives at risk.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/29/uk-protests-planned-amid-epidemic-of-dangerous-driving )

    Posted 6 months ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    There's currently a consultation about removing motor vehicle through-traffic in Holyrood Park.

    We want the park to be truly inclusive with access for all, including those who can’t afford a car. So this months ride will go to Holyrood to show our support for @carfreeholyrood !

    https://twitter.com/edcriticalmass/status/1717231277923831859

    Because riding without bike lanes is very scary...join #CriticalMass #Edinburgh this Saturday 28th October! Meet at Middle Meadow Walk at 2pm. #SaferCycleLanes #LetsRideTogether #Halloween

    https://twitter.com/edcriticalmass/status/1716779069407199603

    Posted 6 months ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

    This month we'll ride close to the Braid, where councillors recently voted to remove modal filters, just days after the tragic death of a young boy cycling to School in Cramond.

    Everyone is welcome on our big, fun, community ride, Saturday March 30th, 2pm at Middle Meadow Walk.

    https://twitter.com/edcriticalmass/status/1771085400829771901

    Posted 1 month ago #

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