Jennifer Watkiss is an average Vancouver resident and slightly-more-than-occasional bike-commuter. She’s commuted in all the ways most people do: walking, transit, cycling, carpooling, and single-occupancy driving. Cycling is by far her favourite. She used to ride downtown, and now traverses the city to Richmond.
The idea for a Critical Manners Vancouver ride was born out of her frustration with the Critical Mass event. Once a demonstration of the vast numbers of cyclists riding in cities, it’s become a race to the bottom, a fight for dominance between cyclists and motorists and a brazen showing of flagrant disregard and disrespect for the law and fellow citizens who dare to choose not to ride.
Critical Manners is about being the change you wish to see in the world.
It’s about being thankful for and using the over 300km of bikeways in Vancouver. It’s about showing that cyclists and motorists can co-exist peacefully and encouraging more people to ride. It’s about proving that cyclists are, at their core, very nice people who want to do the right thing!
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