Stop the illegal monthly "Critical Mass" bike ride downtown.

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      Houston, TX

Every month anywhere from several hundred to a few thousand bicycle riders participate in an event called "Critical Mass."  They ride through downtown Houston in a large group ignoring traffic lights and, whenever possible, cars.  Apparently, they consider it some kind of demonstration, but the only thing they demonstrate is selfish, childish, irresponsible, dangerous beghavior on our city streets. It is not unusual to be stuck for more than half an hour waiting for these adult children to get out of the way.  Many of the bikes are not street legal for night riding and many of the participants are drinking alcohol while they ride.  Before someone dies either on a bicycle or waiting for an ambulance that cannot get through, make the Houston Police Department do its job and stamp out this public menace once and for all.

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Stop the illegal monthly "Critical Mass" bike ride downtown.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Colin Gatwood HOUSTON, TX
      • 3 months ago

      I work downtown on Friday nights. I need to get to work.

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    • Leslie Forestier HOUSTON, TX
      • 7 months ago

      It's illegal & dangerous & does nothing to promote safe or responsible cycling

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    • Phillip Lee GALVESTON, TX
      • 8 months ago

      Critical mass should be subject to the same regulation, fees and security requirements as any other special event. The Mayor's Office needs to step in and enforce its own regulations regarding special events.

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    • Charles Holtsclaw HOUSTON, TX
      • 12 months ago

      I work (and used it live) in the central area, where the rides happen. While there may be plenty of good people in the group, as a whole they are an obnoxious and dangerous nuisance to the city. I've personally witnessed them become violent with drivers and they COMPLETELY disregard traffic laws. I've sat at lights for nearly half an hour waiting for them to go by. They are arrogant and feel like they're owed something for some reason. They need to be stopped now.

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    • Martin Rivera HOUSTON, TX
      • 12 months ago

      If they want to ride in traffic, they need to obey traffic laws. If they want to parade down the street, they need to get a permit.

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