Wouldn't it be a kick if Justin Herman Plaza, the birthplace of Critical Mass, was officially renamed Cyclist Plaza by the city of San Francisco?
Such is the case in São Paulo. Because of the growing popularity among Paulistas of the Bicicletada, their city did just that. Praça do Ciclista is where SP cyclists congregate for political demonstrations and organized rides.
São Paulo is a city that feels blocked.
Support the Bicicletada!
It's a city where citizens plead for more love, less cars...
and for revolution.
It could be a place where biking puts a smile on your face, instead of where drivers are sourly stuck in gridlock.
Replace each car with one bike.
Each motorist with one cyclist.
Now, here's a beautiful vision for a livable city. I was informed that SF muralist Mona Caron came here. Maybe she painted one of these bikes.
Leave tire-prints wherever your bike takes you. Cast long visible shadows, and may they permanently leave a mark. And may all our cities acknowledge the movement that's taking over our planet.