Direct Action on Climate Change

I arrived at Charlottetown City Hall this morning on my bicycle only to find that the single bicycle rack in front of the building already had a bicycle attached to it, with the space for a second bicycle blocked by a concrete flower planter:


I thought of various ways I could deal with this – angry letters to the Mayor, snarky tweets about “does the city really care about sustainability,” and so on.

Instead of any of those, I simply moved the concrete planter:

City Hall Bicycle Rack Not Blocked by Planter


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Mike Rukavina on July 9, 2015 - 22:53 Permalink are the best!!!!!

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Martin on July 10, 2015 - 03:12 Permalink

Well done. :)

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Oliver B on July 10, 2015 - 18:55 Permalink

I think this might just illustrate how Canadian you are Peter, that this was a breakthrough for you, and so late in life. I grew up in Berkeley, though, so what do I know about normal.

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Oliver B on July 10, 2015 - 18:57 Permalink

I would have moved the planter and felt righteous doing it. I mean, we're saving the Earth here.

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Oliver B on July 10, 2015 - 19:02 Permalink

"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop!" - Mario Savio