Kidical Mass taking to Bath streets demanding safer cycling routes
Written by Somerset Live on May 14, 2022
Cyclists in Bath are taking to the streets again this weekend calling for safer streets for cycling.
Kidical Mass groups include parents and children who take part in regular bike rides to raise awareness of the barriers that people, in particular children, face to cycling. The cycling group will be out on Sunday, May 15 in Bath, almost a year ago since the first Kidical Mass on May 22 2021.
Saskia Heijltjes, Bicycle Mayor of Bath is helping to organising the event. The group say: “Kidical Mass has a vision. That vision is for children and young people to be able to safely and independently travel by bicycle wherever they live. Our motto is “Space for the next generation”. A child-friendly city is a city that’s good for people of all ages. Kidical Mass gives young people a voice and a presence in the public realm. Our cities and streets belong to them too!”
May 14 and 15 will see Kidical Mass rides happening all across Europe as families demand child-friendly cities and cycle-friendly cities. This weekend is the time, with over 200 Kidical Masses in 15 countries.
Kidical Mass rides are designed to be inclusive for all ages and abilities. The rides are meant to be fun, safe environments for families and friends to cycle together. Kidical Mass rides highlight the need for safe, protected routes that enable children to walk, scoot, wheel and cycle in their neighbourhoods.
The group say: “Kidical Mass rides give visibility to a better, healthier and lower carbon future for young and old alike. Changing how we travel will only happen if all generations feel safe on foot or by bike.”
The event meets at 11am at Orange Grove, to find out more head to the events Facebook page here.