Ok... I know there are a lot of us from New York City on here, so it's time we got together. What I'm about to show you is the reason that we have to act to protect our rights to the streets, be it on a Critical Mass ride, or by joining advocacy organizations like TA. Check this out, and tell me it doesn't make your blood boil:
Yes, you heard that correctly. Registration for bikes.Action Alert!
Stop the Anti-Bicycling Bill!
A draconian anti-bicycling bill, Int. No. 497, was recently introduced to the New York City Council by Councilmember Madeline Provenzano.
If passed, Int. No. 497 would require every bicycling New Yorker over sixteen years old to obtain bicycle license tags from the NYC Department of Transportation. The bill stipulates that those who do not display such tags on their bicycles would be subject to up to 15 days imprisonment in addition to hefty fines and bicycle confiscation.
Face facts people, they want us off the streets.
If you live in New York City, fill out the form at the bottom of this page to have a fax sent to Madeline Provenzano. Be respectful, we want to project a good image of us contrary to what they're trying to do.
Fill in all the information; without it the faxes are usually disregarded.
Don't take this laying down, or we're all going to be standing in line together to get license plates for our bikes. Also, email (or PM) me if you live in NYC and will be attending the Critical Mass ride the day after Thanksgiving so we can coordinate a meeting place and time and ride together.
Let's show them what thousands of cyclists in the Big Apple think of politicians who want us off the road.