I live in Budapest, where there are a few good bicycle paths, a few bad ones, and thousands of drivers who think the streets and even pavements (sidewalks) were built only for them. When cycling and walking in town, one frequently has to deal with cars parked all over the pavements and the bicycle paths, [...]
Category Archives: Action Reports
Direct action doesn’t have to be just about blockading or marching down the street chanting. Or even just about Critical Mass and Reclaim the Streets. Imagination can be the antidote to boring predictability, and can keep your targets on their toes, or at least thinking “huh?” To get your creative juices flowing, here’s a few ideas.
If you want to make a difference, go where change is needed. For carbusters, that means car shows (aka motor shows and auto shows), the very belly of the beast. Here’s a sampling of recent actions at shows around the world. Want to get in on the fun? Visit carshownews.com to find one near you! [...]
About 200 enthusiastic “ecomobilists” staged an accident scene during Die-In 2006 on September 29 in Montreal’s Philips Square. The event aimed to raise public awareness about the hidden costs of car use – the most dire of which is death. The die-in was also a commemoration of the 1976 die-in (below left) by Le Monde à Bicyclette, which worked [...]
After the inaugural ride on April 18, 2008, the controversial “Crimanimal Mass #3” continues to grow – with a 2nd successful ride and banner drop on May 9, and a third successful ride on June 20. Based in Los Angeles, the cyclists ride on some of the cities most congested freeways (motorways), including the I-10 [...]