On September 24, kids, parents and grandparents showed up at Sylvia Holden Park to decorate their bikes and ride together along Queen Elizabeth Drive, which was closed to cars, to Confederation Park, where they played and had a picnic. And made a point about bikes!
Kidical Mass is an international movement inspired by “Critical Mass,” where people ride their bikes en masse to show the strength of the bicycle-riding community and to demand improved bike infrastructure. Kidical Mass expands on that idea with a focus on children and families.
Kidical Mass celebrates the joy of biking while underlining a need to create streets that are safe for kids and for everyone else. It is based on the belief that children should be able to travel safely and independently to school, parks, sports and other destinations. With climate change already impacting the lives of children, safe streets for kids also means seriously addressing the climate emergency.
PHOTOS: EMILY MAKI