does the 'lance' effect have anything to do with any/all of this?Loraura said:I'm in Austin. Seems bike-friendly enough. We've found cycle friendly alternatives to all the major highways.....
....Austin also has a veloway on the south side of town. A 3 mile curvy twisty one-way loop for cyclists and roller bladers ONLY (no walkers, no joggers, no motorized traffic).
Austin also has 20+ bike shops, so certainly no lack of support or variety.
Actually, wouldn't an active critical mass be an indication of a bad cycling city?Dumbod said:Any article that cites Critical Mass participation as evidence of a city's bike culture is immediately suspect.
I don't know. Not for me it doesn't. There are a lot of Trek's running around. But then, there are a bunch of shops that sell Treks... sooo....muscleendurance said:does the 'lance' effect have anything to do with any/all of this?
As I said above Columbia Mo is a good cycling city, but the kids at one of the three colleges/universities sometimes try to put together a Critical Mass ride here. They usually get a handful of other students, most or all being new to the area not realizing they have little or nothing to protest. When we hear of one it usually gets a good laugh at the shop, from patrons and employees alike who recognize the situation. I understand; they want to do something for the cause, and that's really good. But they really need to save all that angst and energy for when they're done with school here and move away to someplace that could really use it.buck-50 said:Actually, wouldn't an active critical mass be an indication of a bad cycling city?
After all if one has a really good "cycling culture" and a city government that respects cyclists, you don't really need critical mass.