what's going on?
28 July 2006
Follow the Floodline, a climate-change theme (and route),
is proposed for the August 2006 Critical Mass in San Francisco,
one year after Hurricane Katrina. In solidarity with similar
commemorative rides on the same day.
18 August 2005
Aliens vs Robots is the theme of August 2005
Critical Mass in NYC (one full year after the police attacked
it). Which side are you on?
Join the Club suggests that folks beat the heat
with group rides, and is a great resource listing NYC-area
bike clubs to ride with. All Bikes Are Air-Conditioned!"
Two more great flyers from Veloprop.
10 August 2005
Bicyclists' Right to the Road makes errant New York City
motorists aware of the laws covering our right to use the streets,
and their responsibility to behave accordingly.
(Similar to It's the Law!, except that it cites laws that apply
in NYC rather than California.)
Cyclists for Norman Siegel flyers.
31 July 2005
Cyclists for Norman Siegel support a very worthy
candidate for what could be the very worthy elected position of
Public Advocate -- if somebody worthwhile had the job.
Siegel has been fighting for civil rights for over 30 years and is
currently defending Critical Mass bicyclists from a SLAPP lawsuit
filed by the City of New York.
(His opponent, the incumbent, is no friend of bicycling and
has done nothing about the city's recent outrageous attacks on
Critical Mass. In fact, in the past, when a corrupt off-duty
police officer drove a car into a group of bike demonstrators,
this now-so-called public advocate liked to the national press
and said that bicyclists had attacked the car with pipes!)
27 July 2005
Don't Even Think Of Parking Here (i.e. the bike lane).
For motorists, an appeal to reason from Veloprop. You can mix
and match them with their other 4-up flyers. (For example, if an
appeal to reason won't work, you could show 'em the law.)
25 July 2005
Veloprop made a bunch of 4-up flyers, including some sad
Autos Kill statistics and one explaining
NYC's Bike Lane Rules. Also, for many uses, a happy
Iris Murdoch Quote about bicycles and a not-so-happy
William Blake Quote that's eerily prescient about
Happy anniversary. This is the 8th anniversary of the
San Francisco Critical Mass police riot, the 59th anniversary
of the first atomic bomb (lowercase critical mass) exploding
underseas, and on a happier note, the 109th anniversary of the
Good Roads Rally on Market Street in San Francisco, with 5000
06 June 2005
¡Viva Critical Mass! is the first offering from
Veloprop (Lola Langster and e. Donovan) with photography by
Relevant safety statistics on the back.
22 May 2005
Multimassing in Manhattan.
We're On The Move
in New York City in early 2005. The flyer's creators choose to
remain anonymous, though they did photocopy artwork from some
old TIME'S UP! flyers. HTMLified for Screed.
6 February 2005
What's going on? Well,
Brooklyn explains. Police hassling got heavy in
New York City, so rides began to multi-mass (starting from
multiple locations and maybe meeting up). So then
Manhattan explains in a way that's suitable
for multiple locations. Brooklyn, too, adopts a
feeder ride strategy. Still we ride!
Los Angeles recommends a
NO CAR Diet, with four satellite rides.
(I guess that's what you call feeder rides when you're on
10 September 2004
In New York City there was a
Bike National Convention Critical Mass,
the second Brooklyn Critical Mass, and the very
informative "We're Glad You Could Join Us!".
26 February 2004
Bike Bloc rides again at the
M20 anti-war protests
in N.Y.C. (and anywhere else).
27 January 2004
Kansas City Critical Mass contributes an elegant
20 November 2003
HTMLification of D.C's. invitation to
7 April 2003
Bikes Not Bombs xerocracy continues, with a
sticker sheet et al.
Old and new flyers, from hither and yon: D.C.'s
What's going on?, Omaha's
Car Sick, a Chicago version of the
Parking Clown, and Portland's
Thoughts on Critical Mass (and UnOfficial Guide
HTML-based flyers are becoming common on Screed, so I
what's HTML? page.
25 March 2003
War in Iraq has prompted the creation of much xerocracy:
BIKE! Against War et al.
Screed has moved. Farewell to
"http://www.sirius.com/~chromo/screed/" and many thanks to David
Powers for creating and hosting this site in its most tender,
formative years. David's "what's new?" entries are so much
more than updates about changes to the Screed site; they're
dispatches from the velorution, a wonderful snapshot of San
Francisco's Critical Mass community during some very active and
vital times. Highly recommended reading.