If you are a cyclist and live in a city with other cyclists, you can all meet up once a month for a critical mass event. It helps to create awareness to motorists that there are other legitimate road users who may not necessarily be driving. And this is important especially in countries where planners, city managers and road engineers have never thought of integrated road design that takes care of non motorised users.
In the video below, for those who want to meet the face behind the blog, my bike comes into focus towards the end of the clip and disappears.
It appears my friends in Nairobi got it all wrong with the dates, but that doesn’t matter. Wiki has this to say about CM
Critical Mass is a cycling event typically held on the last Friday of every month; its purpose is not usually formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets on bikes.
We hold ours last Saturday of the month with an aim to create awareness to the city’s bad drivers that we exist, that it is possible to share the road.
has nothing to do with bicycles
i know this bike
this young one will be a future champ
even kids came out for cm
this view was better than it looks like in the photo
dude was cycling like a boss
The city in the sun
Critical mass nairobi
I thought you should know we have a few not so tall buildings and many of us ride bikes :). Soon we will evolve to cars and other means of modern locomotion.
Cycling to end pollution
the moment before we ended pollution in Nairobi
For non cyclists, critical mass is a social bike riding event, usually for advocacy. Today was one such days in Nairobi.
Nicely decorated bike
Attendees at this edition of CM nairobi
Even budding cyclists were represented
Last Saturday we had a cycling event in Nairobi whose aims are
Making Nairobi a more cyclist friendly city and getting people out of their cars and onto bicycles.
You are welcome to join us on the 27th of February, 0900Hrs
cyclists weaving in traffic somewhere in Nairobi
A stop to regroup