Sunday, March 27, 2005

Still we ride!

New York City tries to shut Critical Mass down but the ride goes on in the courts and on the streets. Bikescape talks to Jym Dyer in New York to get a firsthand account.

Also: a calandar of bike events in San Francisco and New York.

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Time's Up!
NYC's direct action environmental organization

Video coverage from NY1

There's a new movie coming out soon about NY Critical Mass called (guess what?) Still we Ride

Indymedia has a page devoted to the NYCM situation

Democracy Now! ran a segment too.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Bicycling – a quiet statement against oil wars

Bikescape dismounts and marches to end the war getting a few interviews along the way.

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"We need an energy policy that encourages consumption"
- George Bush

Oil, War And A Growing Sense Of Panic In The US
Robert Fisk

Pizza power!
Fuel that gets you there and tastes good too! (and doesn't kill anyone, either!)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Pedaling and Pontificating

Bikescape takes a ride down San Jose Ave and Valencia Street and checks out the reclaimation of public space from cars.

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Music by The Vikter VZ Experience
More songs at the website!

The web site of the San Jose - Guerrero Coalition to Save our Streets

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

March 19 demonstration to end the oil war
The blood is on the hands of everyone who drives. Get there by bike!


Monday, March 07, 2005

Octavia Boulevard Comes to Life

Only tangential references to bikes this week!

As Octavia Boulevard rises from the rubble of the old Central Freeway, Bikescape takes a tour along with about thirty others led by Robin Levitt and Tom Radulovich. The walk was jointly sponsored by Walk San Francisco and Transportation for a Livable City.

The downfall of the freeway and the rise of the Boulevard is another chapter on San Francisco's ongoing freeway revolt, a grass-roots movement that goes back to the fifties. San Francisco owes its livability, charm and cohesive community to the individual neighborhood activists who banded together at strategic times to fight the auto culture that was treatening to choke the city with cars and blight. Imagine what almost happened: an elevated freeway on Polk St. and six lanes cut into a trench where the Panhandle an Golden Gate Park now stand! And most of these victories (and some of the losses) squeaked by on six to five votes!

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