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    Junior Member ubbaken's Avatar
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    NYC bicycle activism research

    I'm completing a short paper on bicycle activism (car-free living, environmental, health, etc -- various aspects) rooted in NYC.

    Things I'm looking for are some people actively involved in activist groups (for possible email questions or calls). Opinions from people living in NYC not involved in such movements (not really from this forum, I guess) are also desired. And a number of other related questions.

    I am particularly interested in the 'underground' groups (messengers, people doing alleycats, critical massers, etc).

    I am scouring the NYTimes and possibly some other publications for some general information and events and such, and to compliment that I would really love some personal stories.

    please shoot me an email RE:'NYC bikes' to w.lapenotiere **at** gmail **.** com

    Thanks!

    --Kenneth LaPenotiere
    "Revolution is an art that I pursue rather than a goal I expect to achieve. Nor is this a source of dismay; a lost cause can be as spiritually satisfying as a victory." --Robert Heinlein through The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

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    People don't like to admit it put the biggest change in the NYC biking scene was the Guilliani administation's program of putting bike paths in a 'Greenway'. To the extent advocates influenced that they did a good job. I also think the 'Ghost riders' were a good idea in that it reminded riders (not motorists) of their mortality.
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    Rock the Lock
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    Toronto Ghost bikes

    In Canada, Toronto, we have started to remind our selves of the duty our bike communuty has in raising awarness of bike safety . White memorial bikes are needed all over the american suburbs. Not to scare our bike community, but to remind them that a community exists!

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    Fritz M richardmasoner's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie Lock
    (white bikes)... to remind them that a community exists!
    Interesting idea; I never looked at it that way before.

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