Critical Mass http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: Why are more people biking to work today? And how is it affecting our cities? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-why-are-more-people-biking-work-today-and-how-it-affecting-our-cities <p>On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about bike commuting, which is on the rise in many cities around the world.&nbsp; A US Census Bureau Survey shows a 66% increase in bicycle commuters from 2002 to 2010.&nbsp; What are the policies and infrastructures that make this possible?&nbsp; And does bike commuting make our cities better? Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.&nbsp; What are your bike-to-work stories?&nbsp; It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.</p><p style="MARGIN: 0px; FONT: 14px Verdana"><b><span style="LETTER-SPACING: 0px"><b>Guests</b></span></b></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:43:34 +0000 Ali Budner 18181 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Why are more people biking to work today? And how is it affecting our cities? Mass Movements: Chris Carlsson and Lisa-Ruth Elliot wrote the book on Critical Mass http://kalw.org/post/mass-movements-chris-carlsson-and-lisa-ruth-elliot-wrote-book-critical-mass <p>Political movements don't have to be shaped by politicians.&nbsp; In fact, one of the most dynamic movements to shape the way we see our streets started with a group of bicycle riders in San Francisco who simply wanted to be seen.<br><br>It's a gathering that's come to be known as "Critical Mass."&nbsp; Tomorrow night, hundreds, if not thousands, of cyclists from around the world will come together to take over the city's streets and celebrate the event's 20th anniversary.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:45:33 +0000 Ben Trefny 17313 at http://kalw.org Mass Movements: Chris Carlsson and Lisa-Ruth Elliot wrote the book on Critical Mass Web Exclusive: A spoke in the wheel of Critical Mass' story http://kalw.org/post/web-exclusive-spoke-wheel-critical-mass-story <p>Friday, September 28 is the 20th anniversary of <a href="http://www.sfcriticalmass.org/">Critical Mass</a>, a weekly event in San Francisco where bicyclists ride around the city to reclaim their right to the road. KALW’s Ben Trefny spoke with Chris Carlsson, who cowrote the book <em>Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20</em>. You can here the complete interview <a href="http://www.kalw.org/post/mass-movements-interview-chris-carlsson-and-lisa-ruth-elliot">here</a>, but take a listen to a special un-aired segment of the interview here. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:40:38 +0000 Ben Trefny 17315 at http://kalw.org Web Exclusive: A spoke in the wheel of Critical Mass' story A critical mass that began in San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/critical-mass-began-san-francisco <p>On the last Friday evening of every month, the streets of hundreds of cities around the world are transformed. The cars, trucks, and busses that usually dominate the landscape slow down &ndash; because they are overwhelmed by bicycles. In San Francisco, cyclists from all over the city, the Bay Area, and sometimes the world come together at the foot of Market Street.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:05:20 +0000 Ben Trefny 4970 at http://kalw.org A critical mass that began in San Francisco