Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Critical Mass appeal upheld

Hundreds of cyclists who descend on central London for impromptu mass rides do not have to give advance notice to the police, Law Lords have ruled.

You can read the full legal judgement here. The next Critical Mass is in two days time. Details here.

Now let’s think. How many hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money did the car supremacist Metropolitan Police waste pursuing its futile vendetta against Critical Mass, inspired by its obsession with motor traffic flow? This is the same force which has massively reduced its numbers of traffic police, which regards drivers using mobile phones as a very low priority, and which refuses to enforce Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists.