• Posts Tagged ‘livable streets’

    ‘Operation CRC’ Needs You!

    by  • September 19, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments


    This last week has seen a blitz of Columbia River Crossing updates. We learned the now dead freeway expansion and light rail project will likely see an attempted reanimation via a special legislative session originally focused on tax increases and gutting public employee pensions. We learned that the Oregon-only plan being shoved forward will sink...

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    Veloprovo: Flower Petals and Parklet Fun – Round One

    by  • May 6, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments


    On Tuesday, April 30th 2013, a semi rig hauling a massive trailer collided with the CL line streetcar on Martin Luthur King Jr. boulevard at Market street.  There were no injuries.  The massive truck was attempting a left-hand turn and swung wide across all four lanes of moving traffic before slamming into the streetcar, completely...

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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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    Shut Down the CRC/Bike Walk Vote Recap

    by  • February 4, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments


    Last Friday night’s public event in opposition to the Columbia River Crossing saw some 150 to 200 concerned citizens show up to Cránk bike shop for an evening of food, drinks, and democracy hosted by Bike Walk Vote. Billed as ‘We Can Do Better: A Night of Information & Democratic Action to Stop the CRC’,...

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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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    Slaughter the Freeways: A Radical Livable Streets Movement

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


    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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