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The right to bike

While this blog has waxed ambivalent on Critical Mass before, I have to say I was heartened to see that the British House of Lords has over-ruled attempet at police restrictions on the event. Essentially, the police wanted to require “prior notice of the ride’s date, time and route and the names and addresses of the organisers” for every CM ride. The law lords say CM is not bound by the Public Order Act, which would have allowed suched restrictions.

Who’s being silly?

I bike TO notes the public response and eventual apology after a Waterloo Region police sergeant had this to say after a 34-year-old father of four was hit from behind, and killed, by a car, while cycling on a dry country road and full of reflectors:

Riding a bike with weather conditions like this, it seems kind of silly…. It’s common sense.