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17-03-2010 Massive Motorcycle Protest in France

Last weekend saw MAG's partner organisation in France, FMMC, bring cities accross France to a grinding halt.
In Paris alone, 10,000 bikes came out on the streets to protest government plans to make filtering through traffic illegal. The same was repeated throughout France.
The bikes were ridden perfectly legally, but adopted the style that the new legislation will enforce. This meant one bike per lane, leaving a safe distance and imitating the way cars use the road.
The demonstration illustrated the added congestion that urban areas throughout France will experience if this crazy idea becomes law.
Bikes are part of the solution to the problem of congestion, it seems insane that government wants to exacerbate the problem!

For more information and photographs of the Protest, go to: http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/france-the-massive-motorcycle-protest-of-this-weekend.htm

 

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