On Friday, Jenn, Me, David, and Sharon participated in Courteous Mass Atlanta. This was the second attempt at Courteous Mass here in the A.T.L. and it was apparently much more quick.
What is a Courteous Mass? It’s a derivative of the Critical Mass movement, with less civil disobedience. Critical Mass is a movement of bicyclists in major cities to emphasize how dependent on automotive traffic a city is and how much better a bicycle is for internal commuting. I support the basic goal of the movement, but I don’t like the tactics some cities have developed.
Courteous mass is still a large group of cyclists biking through a metropolitan area, but we do it in a fashion that obeys traffic laws and respects the rights of way of motorized vehicles and pedestrians. I think that is a much better way to gain respect and increase the awareness of cycling.
Afterwards, we drank beer. Beer is life.
Courteous Mass was sponsored/organized by the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign with is “making it safer and easier for you to ride a bicycle in metro Atlanta”. Check them out at their website.