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Ottawa Critical Mass

The new bike and I did Critical Mass tonight. This is the third city where I have participated, along with Oxford and Vancouver. This one had the narrowest demographic; every person there looked like they were a stereotypical leftist undergraduate. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it would be good for the event to represent a wider cross section of the bike-using community.

In any case, I am planning to put some kilometres on these wheels tomorrow – perhaps heading along the river until I get bored and/or completely lost, then finding my way back by GPS. Suffice it to say, I am thoroughly excited about this new mode of transport.

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Milan September 28, 2007 at 9:46 pm

Bike polo in Gloucester Green, after an Oxford Critical Mass.

Ben September 29, 2007 at 4:39 am

Can’t say I’d ever noticed CM in Oxford. Is it different from the normal number of bikes?

Milan September 29, 2007 at 1:45 pm


They actually tended to be about the size of the one in Ottawa yesterday. Of course, winding around in the streets near St. Anthony’s is unlikely to draw hugely much attention.

. May 23, 2008 at 12:21 pm

“It’s time that the entire country learn from what’s happening right here in Portland with mass transit and bicycle lanes and funding alternative means of transportation. That’s the kind of solution that we need for America.”

— Barack Obama, speaking to a rally in Portland, Ore., where an estimated 8,000 out of 75,000 attendees arrived on bikes

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