Monday 2 June 2008 3.19pm
Oooh-er, the point is that there is too much (private)motorised traffic on the roads clogging up road space
, as well as all the pollution and danger to pedestrians, cyclists etc. I don't think it's fair to say 'no consideration for others whatsoever'!!!!!! If anything, it's about making London roads & streets safer & cleaner for us all - how else do you make an effective impact except in large no.s? Yes it is disruptive, it's meant to be. It makes a point. It can't be ignored. Incidentally I don't drive but I also don't cycle (health reasons including bad vision), I can't always walk too far so HAVE to use public transport, but I wholeheartedly support Critcal Mass - in case you wondered!!!!!. Why don't the thousands of bus passengers get out & walk for once, as most of them are capable of doing....
It comes across though as "you make life difficult for us so we're going to make life difficult for you".
Why not have their monthly bike-fest somewhere which would be less inconvenient for everyone else? One of the central London parks for example.