Is Critical Mass pointless and uncivil or does it have goals with a deeper mission to develop urban transportation?
Some one recently created this site to dissect the flaws of Critical Mass. Of course, the guys at Critcal Mass responded but they talked more about transparency and missed an opportunity to discuss the benefits of the “organization.” Here is my comment:
Yes, I agree, the web is about discussion and transparency; so their attack without discussion makes the site self-aggrandizing and impotent, for the most part. That being said, I was actually hoping to read your response to some of their questions, like does CM have a mission or specific goals? I’ve participated a ton in CM events and for me it’s a form of pro-active protest – if you don’t like something, change it. My hope is that CM creates awareness, but more importantly, is the impetus for change – like encouraging a significantly more bike friendly city. I would like to see goals or a deeper involvement from the CM initiative so that we can all see change come out of our protest efforts. I think CM has the potential to spearhead change and look at this CMSucks website as a call to action; an opportunity for CM to impact the way urban transportation develops.