[*BCM*] Parades vs. travelling on a bike
goannego at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 7 12:13:42 EST 2005
It is also legal in NYC to parade. I don't think anyone ever has said otherwise. It is
just that, similar to the rules for parks here, that you have to get a permit. Which is
the same thing as here. They're not trying to stop you from parading, and they can't
forbid you from having one. They're just trying to balance the interests of the traffic
that usually uses the streets, with the interests (and indeed rights) of those who wish
to hold a parade.
--- turtle <turtle at zworg.com> wrote:
> Ok, the update on the legal definition of the term "parade"...
> There is none. Also, there are no laws, either State or Boston,
> prohibiting people from holding or participating in a parade.
> Whether or not CM is a parade, it doesn't matter legally. It's allowed.
> Obviously if CM participants violate other laws (go through red lights,
> for example) they would be subject to the penalties of that specific
> regulation (normal traffic violations would mean a ticket, not arrest).
> So what's the purpose of the parade permit, then? Well, you'd want one
> if you wanted to have the city close streets, for example. It's more
> for convenience than anything else. But there is absolutely no
> requirement to get a permit.
> However, if you wanted to hold a CM in a public park in Boston, that
> would fall under their rules for parks. At that point you would need a
> permit (which they apparently they can't deny, though they can tell you
> where, when, and how you can demonstrate...).
> So parade all you want! It's legal.
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