Stickers of the Critical Mass Budapest

My colleagues often smile on me when seeing newer/bigger/brighter stickers in my suitcase, so now I would like to present you some nice stickers from Budapest, the city with “the biggest Critical Mass” – according to Wikipedia !-)

I hope you enjoy the the historical overview of the Critical Mass Budapest Movement (2005-2013?)

The first Critical Mass Budapest in 2005

Critical Mass Budapest 2006 with Chuck Norris

“Chuck Norris won’t be here, because he eats cars. But he lets you go out protesting.”

Bike protest on Earth Day, 22 April (Saturday)

“It would hurt me if you would not come. I don’t like to be disappointed.”

The protests quickly became familar get togethers as shown on the sticker from 2007.

“Critical Miss – Ride your bike every working day! R U coming?”

The biggest Critical Mass protest was in 2008.

Several designs were printed.

For many of the citizens Critical Mass means the opening of the cycling season.

“The real car-free day” – bicycle protest transportation

April 2009.

September 2009.

“Choose bike!” – 2010 was the year of the elections in Hungary

in cooperation with the Critical Moms

April 2011

April 2011

April 2011

“You have a bike? What are you waiting for?” September 2011.

“The spring, when you also sit on the saddle” – The last protest was organised in April 2012.

The Hungarian Cyclists’ Club had a p2p meeting at the time of the Critical Mass 2012 April.

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We had a pleasant time in Budapest. Our guests from Riga, Eindhoven, Gotheborg, London and Parma were all amazed of the spectacular bike lifting after the bike parade.
They still ask a lot of question from me about the background of the CM rally. It seems to be a quest for others how and why 30-60 thousand people get together on their bicycles…
And my number one hint still is to keep politics and commercials away from the movement! ;-)