I received this insightful piece written by Maynard Hershon for the Rivendell Reader at last night's Critical Mass ride. Someone printed out copies and was passing them around, thought I'd share it here.
Bikesnobnyc wrote an insightful piece on the unintended consequences of fighting for rights bicyclists already have: http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2010/02/backward-circles-fight-for-no-right-to.html
Thanks David, that was an interesting read. I'm staying in the way for now, because that's the way the law was written.Note that the essay is does not mention Critical Mass. One could extrapolate, but that may have its own unintended consequences.