The Star's opinion section blasts cyclists for not coming to full stops at stop signs. No mention is made of how many motorists didn't come to a full stop at the same stop sign. As well no differentiation is made between cyclists that don't come to a full stop and cyclists that do not yield to those with the right-of-way.
I found a bunch of old VHS tapes at CBN and got them transfered to DVD. The results are not pretty but they are entertaining.
Re: Celebrate Critical Mass or crack down? (Sunday July 27, The Province, the original article reprinted below the reply)
Your frustration with critical mass is merely ironic because what you describe is precisely what cyclists contend with every single day and on every ride, with the only exception being during critical mass.
Bicycling Magazine is finally shifting their focus a smidgen towards urban cycling issues with article on the founders and followers of Critical Mass.
From the article (we've got a ways to go to match Budapest!):
I had the pleasure of meeting a graduate student from York this week who is researching Critical Mass, and he wants to know: Have YOU ever participated in critical mass Toronto?
He is conducting a survey and would like your input. The survey is part of a case study and is completely anonymous and confidential. If you can spare three to five minutes, just go to:
A new banner image: like it? We are likely going to be swapping banners now and then to keep things fresh.
For the film buffs, there are two separate bike movie nights happening this week here in Toronto. Both events are free! Bring a date!
Thursday November 29th (Tonight!):
At 6:30pm Bike Chain at the University of Toronto is presenting:
A new book on Critical Mass in Toronto is available! I got to see a preview of this great new book by Darren Stehr. It looks like he's finally got the publishers to become un-confused, including mixing up his book with a book on canaries! (Not that I'm against various mega-fauna participating in critical mass. It was canaries, wasn't it?)
As Darren says: