Friday, April 27, 2007

The 2% Solution

Nice article on 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.

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