Brooklyn Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bicycles and other nonpolluting means of transportation, exercising our right to the road. Critical Mass is a movement, not an organization; no two riders participate for exactly the same reason.

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Cop Assaults Critical Mass Rider. Charges Filed Against Cyclist.

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Words fail when watching this clip of an NYPD officer forcibly knocking a Critical Mass rider to the pavement last Friday. The assault was caught on video by a bystander in Times Square. Compounding the injustice, reports Gothamist, is what happened next: A representative for TIMES UP! tells us that the cyclist in this video […]

NYPD Has Spent $1.32M to Suppress a Monthly Bike Ride

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Charles Komanoff, flanked by Marquez Claxton and Norman Siegel, at City Hall this morning. Time’s Up took its campaign for safe bicycling into the economic arena this morning with release of a report documenting the Bloomberg administration’s squandering of New Yorkers’ tax dollars in suppressing the Critical Mass bike rides. With the City Hall steps […]

Brooklyn Critical Mass: Feel the Love

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Feel the Love: Brooklyn Critical Mass A StreetFilm by Clarence Eckerson Running Time: 3 minutes 51 seconds How about this: A Critical Mass bike ride, without arrests or unrest. In Brooklyn this has been the scene for three years running. Check out the NYPD getting along with the 150-or-so cyclists who ventured out last Friday […]

Bloomberg on Bicycling

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Unlike the Mayors of Chicago, London, Paris and a growing number of other world cities, it is exceedingly rare to hear New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg say anything at all in public about bicycling. So, we thought that this was an interesting big of reporting in The Villager last week: After the opening ceremony […]

NYPD Sends Law-Abiding Vietnam Vet Cyclist to the Tombs

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What is it about riding a bike that makes someone such a tempting target for police harassment? The scene last Friday night, as reported in Gothamist, was the perfect magnet for NYPD misconduct: a Critical Mass ride headed to Union Square to participate in an Occupy Wall Street action. The department’s public safety priorities were […]