28 April 2010

Budapest Critical Mass 2010


What a brilliant little film from this spring's Critical Mass in Budapest.

8 comments:

tensaimon said...

awesome. if only the roads always looked like that.

Mark said...

What an excellent video, the camera effect makes Budapest look like a model village full of little people on bicycles. Fantastic! *sigh* If only all our major cities could always be like this.

I mean, why not?

Richie said...

Thanks for the great video - do you know who is singing on the soundtrack?

Paul Souders said...

We were unwittingly honeymooning in Budapest during CM2005. We stepped out of a restaurant into 1000s of bikes. I said, let's just stick around until it ends and it DIDN'T. 10s of thousands of bikes, lasted hours.

Marc Jansen said...

@Richie the song is called Going On by Gnarls Barkley from their Old Couple album.

Baksa Tamás said...

@Richie and @Marc: The Odd Couple (2008) is the correct album name
http://www.last.fm/music/Gnarls+Barkley/The+Odd+Couple/Going+On

Carlos said...

How very interesting that this Critical Mass appears to have marshals (in the lime-green T-shirts) helping to shepherd the riders through intersections, roundabouts, etc. I think their New York City counterparts would help themselves immensely by adopting the same practice; maybe then the police would not feel compelled to harass them and shove them off of their bikes.

Szajd said...

@Carlos: Yes, our Critical Mass events are held with the assistance of hundreds of volunteer "marshals" (around 300 this year), as well as the police. We have two events every year -- the ones in April are organized on roads closed from car traffic, the September ones (held on the European Car Free Day) are not.