• Posts Tagged ‘bicycle’

    Le Tour de Gentrification: My First Pedalpalooza Experience

    by  • June 11, 2014 • Guest, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Right to the City / Free School, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    Submitted by Jason Merritt Gentrification. That was the theme of Le Tour de Gentrification, a Pedalpalooza bike tour of areas affected by gentrification led by lawyer and former city council candidate Nicholas Caleb and Rebel Metropolis writer/editor Hart Noecker. Arriving at Col. Sumner’s Park early Monday evening, about 100 people were already gathered for...

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    The Fight Against Fluoridation: Epilogue

    by  • June 2, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room • 3 Comments


    It’s been almost two weeks since Portland voters overwhelmingly rejected a plan to add fluorosisilic acid to Bull Run tap water.  Outspent 3 to 1 and facing fluoride lobbyists, high-paid consultants, and king-maker campaign operators, a loose-knit posse of citizen activists banded together to help Clean Water Portland overcome ‘Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland’ by...

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    VELOPROVO Launches, Car Culture Trembles.

    by  • April 1, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland • 4 Comments


    Monday, April 1st, 2013 • Portland, Oregon Sunday saw the inaugural launch of a new league of tactical urbanists calling themselves VELOPROVO.  Expanded from the Dutch word for ‘provocateur’, the group has formed in response to big money interests pushing auto-centric infrastructure, and due to the  ineffectiveness of compromised “nonprofit” franchises who no longer...

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    Melting the planet the right way: Earl Blumenauer on Keystone XL

    by  • March 29, 2013 • Stephyn, The Shaming Room • 3 Comments


    Two days ago I demonstrated outside the Portland Business Alliance in downtown Portland. There are lots of good reasons to demonstrate against the PBA, but on this occasion my friends had learned that Earl Blumenauer, an alleged “climate hawk” and ally in Congress, was attending a luncheon sponsored by TransCanada. TransCanada, of course, is...

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    Capitalism Getting You Down? Then Ride Your Fucking Bike.

    by  • March 21, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments


    Originally printed in the Portland Radicle volume #8. •• The Earth is dying and our societal sense of self along with it.  We have an ever growing human population and ever diminishing resources. We don’t need smart growth, we need smart decline.  We don’t need the pursuit of wealth, we need an economy of...

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    Open Letter to ESCO Corporation

    by  • March 19, 2013 • Nicholas, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    This letter was delivered to ESCO Corporation as a part of March 18′s Tour of Portland’s Worst Polluters Ride – Tar Sands Edition: TO:           Calvin Collins, Corporate Officers, and ESCO Corporation Employees RE:           ESCO’s Legacy and Place in the Community DATE:      March 18, 2013 ESCO, we’ve come to...

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    I’m a Cyclist, Now Where’s My Damn Tax Break?

    by  • February 19, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 2 Comments

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    Update at bottom. The list of bias and hostility that many motorists project towards the cycling community seems to never end.  If it weren’t bad enough that those who choose to commute via bicycle have to contend with risking our lives amid a sea of boat-sized SUVs, we also have to tolerate a tsunami...

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    A Bridge to Austerity: The CRC

    by  • January 9, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments


    This article was originally published on Blue Oregon. Funding the mega-freeway will destroy livable street budgets. by Hart Noecker “It is an utter monstrosity…a horrible, awful, dark, miserable place.” ~ Robert Campbell, architecture critic, describing the proposed Hayden Island interchange of the CRC The colossal Columbia River Crossing mega-project is far more than a new bridge...

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    Columbia River Crossroads

    by  • December 28, 2012 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Sustainable Cities • 7 Comments

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    COLUMBIA RIVER CROSSROADS Can Progressive Eco-Warriors and Conservative Budget-Hawks Combine Forces to Stop the ’Build-Baby-Build’ Democrats? ——————- by Hart Noecker Ever have one of those nightmares you awake from gasping for breathe, pouring sweat, heart racing – only to look around and realize you haven’t woken at all, that the nightmare is still surrounding you, terrifying you,...

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