Critical Mass

8:43am

Thu October 18, 2012
Bike commuting

Today on Your Call: Why are more people biking to work today? And how is it affecting our cities?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about bike commuting, which is on the rise in many cities around the world.  A US Census Bureau Survey shows a 66% increase in bicycle commuters from 2002 to 2010.  What are the policies and infrastructures that make this possible?  And does bike commuting make our cities better? Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.  What are your bike-to-work stories?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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5:45pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

Mass Movements: Chris Carlsson and Lisa-Ruth Elliot wrote the book on Critical Mass

Political movements don't have to be shaped by politicians.  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.

It's a gathering that's come to be known as "Critical Mass."  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.

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5:40pm

Thu September 27, 2012
Transportation

Web Exclusive: A spoke in the wheel of Critical Mass' story

Friday, September 28 is the 20th anniversary of Critical Mass, 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 Shift Happens: Critical Mass at 20. You can here the complete interview here, but take a listen to a special un-aired segment of the interview here.

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5:05pm

Mon July 30, 2012
Transportation

A critical mass that began in San Francisco

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 – 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.

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