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Freedom from Cars

Monday, July 04, 2005

Declaration of Independence

We, the undersigned, solemnly swear to strive for a better way to move around our cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

We have been held captive by automobiles for too long and we're ready to break the shackles once and for all.

We are tired of the lies forced upon us by automakers that spend billions to try and convince us that cars are fun, sexy, and can make us happy. We know better.

We are saddened by the deaths of cyclists on dangerous roadways and we believe our local and national politicians must protect our interests with greater vigilance.

We are convinced that the joy and freedom experienced while riding a bicycle can bring about an important revolution of values that has vast potential.
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This declaration will live forever as a symbol of our collective voice. It is a small but important step to reclaiming our streets, our health, our happiness, and our lives.

If you'd like to sign this declaration, please do so in the comments. You can help spread the word by linking back to it from your blog. Thank you.