[*BCM*] CM arrest today
turtle at zworg.com
Sat Apr 29 12:14:59 EDT 2006
Just FYI, there is really no ticket for "blocking traffic" as such.
Bicyclists have the same rights and laws on the roads as other
vehicles, and thus cyclists are completely entitled to drive in any
lane appropriate for travel (though not two abreast, oddly).
Boston Critical Mass <list at bostoncriticalmass.org> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I was wondering if there was some sort of (for lack of a better
> phrase) Ticket Defense Fund for Critical Mass rides. Yesterday was my
> first real ride with you all (awesome), and my general impression was
> that you don't often get hassled by the cops. But in those cases where
> someone does get ticketed for blocking traffic (or for whatever), which
> is a service done for the group's safety, I was wondering if you maybe
> had some kind of procedure for donations or whatever to defray the cost
> of the ticket. A $100 ticket can be costly for one individual, but if we
> have 100 riders on any one day, and we pass around a coffee can for
> ticket costs at the next ride, that's only a buck each if everyone
> decides to give, and we're spreading the incidental burdens of the ride
> across all of us who benefit.
> - John Hays
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