[*BCM*] The movement that divides us
turtle at zworg.com
Mon Jun 5 22:06:17 EDT 2006
Boston Critical Mass <list at bostoncriticalmass.org> wrote:
> > As an urban rider I would never donate or support a group that names "follow
> > the laws you bicyclists" as a campaign.
> hear, hear. and unfortunately, this is an attitude I've seen far too
> often in Boston, where every biker is a representative of all bikers,
> and until we've all cleaned up our acts we arent' allowed to ask for
> It's sheer nonsense. There are a bazillion much more important ways
> to improve the safety of bicyclists than blaming each other.
In my experience this isn't an either/or situation - it's an "and"
situation. I say I want EVERYONE to be respectful on the roads -
bicyclists AND motorists AND pediestrians AND everyone else too.
I mean the goal is safe cycling, right? And that means that you, me,
and everyone else needs to be careful and considerate. As a cylist, I
don't care what you are driving, I want you to not cut me off, hit me,
or be aggressive.
"One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we
seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must
pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means." - Martin Luther King Jr.
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