Sydney Critical Mass
On the last Friday of every month, in hundreds of cities worldwide, cyclists, bladers and boarders meet for a rolling celebration of non-motorised transport. It's a welcoming space where people feel safe.
Sydney's Critical Mass gathers from 17:30 on the last Friday of every month. We leave the Archibald Fountain at the north end of Hyde Park (here's a map) at about 18:00 and ride around for about an hour.
Critical Mass also happens everyday when its participants
- share ideas on the email mailing lists or over a beer
- write letters to newspapers, politicians, local papers and magazines.
- print and distribute flyers and posters in bike shops and cafes and on the rides
- print t-shirts and paint banners
- chat to politicians and the media
- participate at transport conferences
- get involved in Bicycle New South Wales
- organise media stunts
- hold displays at cycling events
- ...and so the list goes on.
12/10/2011: In the news: BlackBerry cuts made roads safer, police say Is it any surprise?
09/12/2008: In the news: Sydney travel times on the increase Uh-oh.
18/09/2008: In the news: Commonsense part of brain is a dead zone when texting Watch out!
03/09/2008: In the news: A virtuous cycle: safety in numbers for riders says research Yes, we need a critical mass of cyclists.
01/08/2008: In the news: Public transport? You're better off on your bike Well, this isn't exactly "news"... races like this have been done before, and the cyclist always beats public transport.
All this and no allocated lane Yes, we should have an allocated lane!
22/06/2008: In the news: Critics see red as laws hand bikes pole position
21/06/2008: In the news: Stuck in traffic? Get used to it, Sydney Actually, don't get used to being stuck. Ride past those stationary cars masquerading as traffic.
It's a two-car city, despite the rising cost No wonder traffic is getting worse.
20/06/2008: In the news: Top cop dies in crash Yet another sign that action on safety is needed.
04/06/2008: In the news: Cyclists saving Govt $200m in health costs: report
13/05/2008: In the news: Cycle pack pile-up: man charged
10/05/2008: The third Ride of Silence is coming up in just two weeks. After the road rage incident on Thursday, it's now more important than ever that cyclists work towards changing negative road user attitudes in a dignified and confident way.
08/05/2008: In the news: Furious driver takes out 50-strong cycle pack
07/05/2008: In the news: Bus lanes spark unholy row.