Copenhagen is a city for cyclists because citizens demanded it.

Cyclist Demonstration on City Hall Square 1970s – Copenhagen

Originally uploaded by [Zakkalicious / Mikael]

If Kidical Mass could have the same effect as Cyclist Demonstrations did in Copenhagen in the ’70’s just think what our cities would look like in 30 years.  Copenhagen didn’t get where they are by accident, the citizens demanded that the city planners and engineers not hand more of the city over to the automobile.

Next month here in Eugene we will have the opportunity to raise our voices and tell the City of Eugene what WE want for cyclists and pedestrian infrastructure at the Walking and Biking Summit.  What if we had hundreds of families there demanding more safe routes for active transportation throughout our community?!  How do you want our city to move over the next 20 years? What will you ask for?

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