Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day of Inaction ?

LCC is holding a 'Day of Action' to support its 'No More Lethal Lorries' campaign.

Is it holding a mass bike ride to the London Assembly via Westminster Palace? No.

Is it picketing Thames Materials? No.

It's collecting signatures. That's all.

Unfortunately, LCC seems to consider that discretion is permanently the better part of valour, and declines to organize any sort of events that will get cycling in the papers.  Isn't that the point of campaigning organization? I can see the potential of protests to antagonise the public but hiding in SE1 is hardly an adequate response to the challenges facing cycling today. Petitions are an essential part of a campaign, but they're surely not sufficient. Given that Boris Johnson organizes more bike rides than LCC, you can't blame people for asking why...

I'll leave Elvis with the last word:

A little less conversation, a little more action please.

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