people for bikes

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by just jim, 19 Apr 2010.

  1. just jim

    just jim Guest

    Just thought I'd share this link from Sir Lancelot Armstrong:

    people for bikes

    "The goal of peopleforbikes.org is to gather a million names of support, to speak with one powerful voice—to let policy makers, the media and the public know that bicycling is important and should be promoted."

    It's a well designed site with a clear message!

    Dear Internets,

    can we have a UK specific version?
     
  2. OP
    OP
    just jim

    just jim Guest

    That'll be the day!

    That aside, and despite my failure to notice the crafty hand of the U.S bicycle industry, what I like is the scale of the ambition in a combined voice and being able to contribute quite easily.
    I have some mixed feelings about the intentions - (potentially more paint on the road, perhaps more segregation) but in a more general sense; "we are here, we belong, these are our stories", I like.

    The flipside is that Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders come up with something similiar:

    "people for cars - uniting one million motoring voices"
     
  3. chap

    chap Senior Member

    Location:
    London, GB
    Hmm a Cycling organisation that actually selflessly speaks out for cyclists, that would be good :biggrin:

    Ideally it could be represented by non-sports celebrities as well as ordinary people cycling.

    So far it looks like Rupert Murdoch is our most plausible ally (http://www.goskyride.com/about) :rofl:
     
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