• Posts Tagged ‘bike’

    The Fight Against Fluoridation: Epilogue

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

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    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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    Capitalism Getting You Down? Then Ride Your Fucking Bike.

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

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    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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    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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    Slaughter the Freeways: A Radical Livable Streets Movement

    by  • December 2, 2012 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 4 Comments

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    Where Are the Slayers of the Mt. Hood Freeway Today? In the 1960s in Portland, Oregon the proposed Mt Hood Freeway was a done deal. By 1972 the plan for the freeway had perished. In 1967 the city proposed making the Harbor Drive highway even wider. Several years later that highway was ripped from...

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