Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Critical Mass

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 […]

Cops on Scooters Trail Greenway Cyclists

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May’s Bike Month Critical Mass reportedly drew more participants than usual, and NYPD responded by handing out a passel of trumped-up summonses. No surprise there, but as this video (from glassbeadian via Gothamist) shows, officers on scooters went so far as to follow riders down the Hudson River Greenway. Barbara Ross of Time’s Up thinks […]