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Old 11-19-2007, 06:14 AM
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Exclamation Stop the War!!! On Bicylists!!!

Ok, So I got your attention!

I was at the two "We Are Traffic" bike rallies back in November. I was the guy w/the crutch and the broken leg.
My sign read "It Just takes a Second"... A nice open ended comment... I was thinking:

"To Turn A Car Into A Killer"
"To Travel X feet at X MPH"
"To Ruin A Life"
etc.. etc...etc...

I feel my message fell flat. While I was in the shower this morning I came up with "Stop the War!!! On Bicylists!!!

I wish that I could have had a sign that fit better with my crutch, that was in the Spirit Of Our Message, "We are Traffic". So I'm asking to start a thread of slogans... Something that we can put on signs, banners, bumperstickers, you name it.

I REQUEST THAT THE MESSAGE BE TIMELESS

"We are Traffic" qualifies...
"Fire Kruger" doesn't. As much as we may agree or disagree with that statement, Kruger will be replaced sooner or later. Hopefully the NEED for bike rallies such as "We are Traffic" will be eliminated even sooner.

Ok, We're Smart People... Let's Come up with slogans!!!

Peace On The Streets! Good Will To ALL!
K'Tesh

PS: I should say, I feel this is a brainstorm. So, I'm not going to edit these unless they are vulgar, the idea is to get ideas.

The slogans subitted so far are:

"you own a car, not the road" TBird
"a cyclist may be somebody's mother" TBird
"Stop the War on Bicycles!!" true
"Stop the CARnage" K'Tesh
"*THINK! People*" Simple Nature

"Bike Safety is a Right!" K'Tesh
"Don't Tread On Me!" K'Tesh
"Look Right, Save a Life!" mike_khad1
"The sideWALK is for walking" geoff
"It doesn't hurt (or kill) to slow down" geoff

"I love my commute. Do you?" geoff
"Does my helmet make me less vulnerable?" geoff
"We're dying for you to slow down!" geoff
"We're dying for you to pay attention" geoff
"Is that phone call more important than human life?" geoff

"motorists break laws too" geoff
"Fat, Dumb, Lazy and behind the wheel" geoff
"25 means 25, no more buffer zone!" geoff
"Hang Up and Drive!" K'Tesh
"No More Blood On The Streets!" K'Tesh

"Can't You Share?" K'Tesh
"Spare A Cyclist!" K'Tesh
"Do You Love Your Car More Than I Love My Life?" K'Tesh
"You Can't Hug A Statistic" K'Tesh
"Why Should I Have To Choose Between Safety And A Car?" K'Tesh

"Crashes Are No Accident" Bicycling Magazine Jan/Feb 2008
"I'm Just Trying To Get Home Alive" Shift to Bikes
"Love is a warm bicycle" Simple Nature
"Have you hugged your bike today?" Simple Nature
"What Would Jesus Drive?" K'Tesh

"Pay Attention... Or Pay The Consequences" K'Tesh
"Human" K'Tesh
"I am NOT! a SPEEDBUMP!" K'Tesh
"It's My Life You're Risking!" K'Tesh
"Bicycling is my PERSUIT OF HAPPINESS!" K'Tesh

"We're All In This Together!" K'Tesh
"Have Respect" Mung
"DON'T KILL MY BIKE, please" fhg
"DON'T KILL MY BIKE, IT TAKES ME GREAT PLACES" fhg
"NO ONE HATED ME WHEN I WAS 5 AND RIDING MY BIKE" fhg

"I Pay Taxes Too!" K'Tesh
"I'd Rather be on a Bike!" K'Tesh
"Zero Emissions" K'Tesh
"Let's be wreckless out there!" ChipSeal
"14,563 bicyclists = Zero Emmissions/year or 14563 cars = 630,079 TONS of CO2" K'Tesh

"Bicycling for Less Refined (oil)!" K'Tesh
"Drive Less, Save More......Lives" bikejunkie
"Bike to the Future" ayleen

"Safe Routes to School!
Safe Routes to Play!
Save Routes to Work!
What Role Do YOU Play?
Burma shave!" K'Tesh

"Safe Routes to School!
Safe Routes to Play!
Save Routes to Work!
I Dream of That Day!" K'Tesh

"Bicyclists free up parking" K'Tesh
"Bicyclists free up traffic" K'Tesh
"PeDalX" K'Tesh
"Terror Free Transportation" K'Tesh
"Did you ever ride a bike?" K'Tesh

"When was the last time you rode?" K'Tesh
"Butts on Bikes are SEXY!" K'Tesh
"Smile if you LOVE a Cyclist!" K'Tesh
"peddle for peace" peacepeddler
"Safety is no accident" K'Tesh
"WWJR" K'Tesh
"What Would Jesus Ride?" K'Tesh

"Save a cyclist - Kill your speed!" biciclero
"Shaving seconds off your drive takes years off my life!" biciclero
"RELAX - I'll be out of your way in less than a minute..." biciclero
"Drive Rational" biciclero
"Just pretend I have a right to be here" biciclero
"Eyes up, phone down" biciclero
"Watch me..." biciclero

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Old 11-19-2007, 06:30 AM
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Your slogan at the rally was fine!

Personally, I like the red stickers that say "I parked in a bike lane" and are subsequently slapped on the offending car, but I guess that is definitely not in the spirit... I will come back if I think of any good ones.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:47 AM
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Default How 'bout...

" you own a car, not the road"
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" a cyclist may be somebody's mother"
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:26 AM
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Default A missed opportunity!

K'Tesh,
I saw you and your crutch and your sign, which I thought was clever,
at the rally Saturday.
Sorry I didn't put two and two together and figure out it was you.
I would have/should have said, "hi!"
I've been enjoying your posts. They've been very informative.
Keep on healing!

And it's a great idea to invite people to come up with effective, positive slogans. I'll have to get creative.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:57 AM
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"Stop the War on Bicycles!!" is about the same, but with a bit of a double entendre.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:33 PM
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This might be a bit negative, but here I go:

"Stop the CARnage"
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:25 PM
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*THINK! People*
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:26 PM
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I wanted to do a silkscreen of this one, so I didn't pull it out (in the chance I could make some $$). I have since changed my mind. Bike Safety is a right (possible slogan?) and I don't feel that I should expect to profit from it, except to be able to ride my bike where I want, when I want.

PROFITEERS BE WARNED... I want ANY AND ALL profits made from using this list to benefit the Brett Jarolimek Memorial Fund. So, concider this copyrighted.

My new suggestion is a graphic, but I don't have the graphics software to do it myself....

A big "Don't" circle... (red circle w/diagonal slash)
then written in a car's tire tread w/black or red ink the word "ME"

as in...

Don't Tread On Me!!

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Old 11-20-2007, 09:24 PM
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Thumbs down I don't like "stop the war"

Sorry K'Tesh - when I see "stop the war", I immediately think its a republican/democratic fight about Iraq. I suggest "Look Right, Save a Life!"

(ps - I'm the guy with the gold bike you talked to at the Lucky Labradore)
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:49 AM
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A few things:

1. K'Tesh, I thought your sign at the rally was very effective.

2. I agree that the "war" slogan is a bit off of what we want.

3. I really like "You own a car, not the road" but probably the more productive one is "Look right, save a life."

4. FYI, everything you write down, whether electronically or on paper, is immediately protected by copyright law. There is a registration process you can use for more protection, but you certainly don't need it for stuff like this.
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