Nice article on SFGate.com about Critical Mass and the SF Bike Coalition, and their growing political influence.
The political influence of San Francisco's pro-bike movement has risen steadily over the past decade to the point where the chief advocate for cyclists sits on a powerful city commission and elected officials rarely tell them no.
It's a long way from the early days, when bike enthusiasts could barely get city officials to return their calls.
Disappointing statistic; only 2% of Bay Areans ride to work and school on a bike. Huh. At least City Hall does pay attention to its vocal minorities.
Critical Mass is tonight at 6pm, starting at Justin Herman Plaza. Let's hope things are peaceful, and not problematic.