I will probably be accused of being a Critical Mass opponent again, but here goes: did the London Critical Mass ride have to bump up against the police cordon around the Olympic Park during Friday's opening ceremonies? See the Associated Press story here.
Sure, the area may have been on the usual Critical Mass route, but the area was closed for a special event. The police had apparently given advance notice that the group was to stay clear of Olympic Park during the Opening Ceremonies, but they rode into the area anyway. And there were arrests, and drama, and bad publicity.
Sheesh. Is this the best way to get out the message about alternative transport? Or do London's cyclists think angry cabbies are getting all the ink?