A cycling offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, the British-based environmental protest movement, has been launched, in an attempting to pressure national and local government into building new and better infrastructure for active travel.
Cycling Rebellion is the brainchild of Adam Osman from Bournemouth, who is hoping to grow his south coast group into a national campaign for safer cycling in order to decarbonise transport. To date, Cycling Rebellion has organised two Critical Mass rides in Bournemouth, including one on the weekend just gone, but this is just the beginning.
A website is underway, and Osman is looking to build on the tactics of Extinction Rebellion, Cycling Rebellion’s bigger brother.
"Cycling Rebellion aims to be a national-level campaign in every town or city, doing things like mass bike rides and actions that draw attention to the big need for cycling infrastructure," Osman told Cycling Weekly on Monday.
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"We’re starting here, but we will be trying to engage with people across the country. Anyone who wants to start a CR group can do it pretty much instantly. We will provide the flyers, the event ideas, help people communicate with the council. Research you can use. Hopefully this can really quickly bring attention to the need for better […]