[*BCM*] Bostoncriticalmass Digest, Vol 43, Issue 3
leepeters at gis.net
Tue Jan 8 10:13:51 EST 2008
Without leaders or members and set goals, CM is not really an advocacy group at all. It is a party on wheels.
Please do not think it is an advocacy group without (you yourself) shaping it that way. No one has really taken CM beyond anything but a party - and all I have heard are people under the illusion that it is advocacy and complained when it didn't live up to that standard. I don't want to spoil your involvement, but CM would need substantial initiative to change.
The closest we have come to advocacy is the occasional flyer, sign affixed to bike, or route planning for a specific purpose.
(for the record, I wish too that CM was 'nicer'.)
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From: ThoM3 at aol.com
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That was the point I was trying to make earlier and more subtly; is this "stunt" in the realm of bicycle advocacy and if not, does it diminish CM's perceived role in such?
In a message dated 1/8/2008 8:57:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, jontramos at yahoo.com writes:
Regardless of how wide the corridor, how slow you were going, or how f-ing magical YOU may have thought it was; I'm sure there were irritated people who felt too intimidated to stand up to 20-30 rouge cyclists pedaling down their college corridor. I know I would be. It is very disrespectful to bike through an institution's private interior and CM has no business being there. Stick to the PUBLIC roads.
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