Critical Mass Took the Bridge!

photo by Alison Creba

HALIFAX – For many cyclists in the city, the idea of biking over the MacDonald bridge en masse had always been a pipe dream.  Last Friday, Critical Mass made it happen.  With a mobile PA strapped to the back of a bike trailer, police escorts at either side and a high number of children in attendance, an estimated 200 people rode way across the bridge in a lane usually reserved for car traffic.   It was surreal.

Many participants of May’s Critical Mass ride expressed a similar concern; that they avoid cycling on the MacDonald bridge because they are either physically unable to do so or are afraid of the bikeway’s challenging design.  Friday’s ride brought cyclists of all skill levels together and strengthened important connections between members of the community, and between Halifax and Dartmouth.

photo by Katie McKay

photo by Katie McKay

photo by Alison Creba

photo by Katie McKay

photo by Katie McKay

photo by Katie McKay

Check out other photos from the ride on Spacing Atlantic’s Flickr.

3 comments

  1. Great looking ride. Great photos! Underlines the need for a real Active Transport strategy not just on the peninsula but across the HRM and province.

  2. I wanna go to dartmouth every time? can we? can we?

  3.  Lets BRIDGE the gap between strategy and implementation!

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