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Hovering 20.06.2009 23:43
Stumptown Joustdown
The Stumptown Joustdown is one of those events in Portland that make this such an amazing city. Today I made my way over to Col. Summers Park in SE Portland with my brother Andrew to take in the action.

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Portland Rising Tide 15.06.2009 23:10
Report on Hella fun Pedalpalooza / Portland Rising Tide no I-5 Expansion Ride!
Post Ride Banner Drop on N. Mississippi "Twelve Lanes? That's Insane!" chanted 70 Portlanders as they rallied at Mississippi Avenue, just south of Mason Avenue Sunday evening. The rally was accompanied by a mobile bike-carted sound system, live musicians, and a huge banner unfurled from the roof of a nearby construction site reading "More Lanes=More Cars=More Climate Change. No CRC!" The protest followed a "Pedalpalooza" bike ride earlier in the afternoon - organized by Portland Rising Tide which toured areas of North Portland impacted by the current Columbia River Crossing (CRC) proposal, talking to neighborhood activists opposed to the project.

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Bike Fun 11.06.2009 08:35
Pedalpalooza begins today!
Pedalpalooza, 17 Days of Bike Fun, June 11th-27th

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Portland Rising Tide 09.06.2009 20:43
Join us this Sunday! Pedalpalooza Ride to target I-5 Expansion!
Sunday June 14th @ 3pm! Pedalpalooza has traditionally been a place for people to celebrate Portland's thriving bike culture. Portland Rising Tide decided to celebrate this culture by hosting a ride to inform and empower folks to resist our region's biggest threat to bicycles and the people that love them.

WHEN: Sunday June 14th
WHERE: meet at the South end of Peninsula Park (650 N. Ainsworth)
WHEN: 3pm, ride leave promptly at 3:30 pm

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Michael Moore 06.06.2009 04:40
Goodbye, GM by Michael Moore
"It is with sad irony that the company which invented "planned obsolescence" -- the decision to build cars that would fall apart after a few years so that the customer would then have to buy a new one -- has now made itself obsolete. It refused to build automobiles that the public wanted.."

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Ann Garrison 28.05.2009 12:13
Bus riders on the back of the stimulus bus
Highway and bridge lobbyists trumped mass transit riders in the final stimulus bill. Our MTA and other transit authorities around the country seem to be in line for token stimulus funds, but only to fund new building projects; no immediate operating support to stave off fare hikes, service cuts, and lay-offs.

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Rebecca Tebrake 21.05.2009 14:51
Biking to work gets easier and safer
"Cyclists hitting the road for Bike to Work Week will find their commutes safer, faster and more relaxing. So says the City of Vancouver, which has spent around $20 million on improvements to its 400 kilometres of bike routes over the past three years.Improvements include two new greenways designated for cyclists and pedestrians and five new bikeways.."

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cyclist 01.05.2009 00:19
Did anyone witness a bicycle accident on 4/3/09?
I was hit by a car on 4/3/09 downtown during rush hour at around 5 pm. I was knocked unconscious due to hitting my head, so I have no memory of it. The hospital claimed to know nothing about the wreck. I am not from Portland and because I am new here, I need help.

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Michael Lupa 15.04.2009 04:22
Rodney Innez, A Hellís Angelsí Tale In A Small Town
1st week of November as loads of tourist came to travel Manila, the morning is waft of it's character so of the awareness of being not a third world. People passed at the vertical and horizon and the day is a bizarre apparition, and idiotic technique to slip the whole day down for another tomorrow, when three tourists from New Zealand came along to visit Manila Bay.

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biker 10.04.2009 14:53
Bicycle cop stop sign trap SE 21st & SE Clinton right now!
There is a cop on the motorcycle sitting at the corner of SE 21st and SE Clinton right now giving out tickets to bicyclists running the stop sign.

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Monica GX 09.04.2009 14:16
Bike the Pipe - this Saturday
Join friends from across Oregon this Saturday, April 11th on a leisurely 20 mile bike ride through the beautiful, ag-based towns of Forest Grove and Gales Creek. The day-long trip will be focused on education about the proposed pipelines for Liquefied Natural Gas, which threaten to cut through those neighborhoods and businesses. We will meet with farmers, homeowners and other community members to listen to their stories and see the land threatened by the fossil fuel project. This ride comes at a critical time in the legislative session, when drawing attention to the impacts of LNG is necessary to garner support for the anti-LNG bill and show that this is an issue Oregonians care about!

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eric 09.04.2009 11:27
Help Stop the 12-Lane I-5 in Portland
Take easy action against the Columbia River Crossing, a $4billion project to demolish the I-5 bridge to Washingon and build a nasty 12-lane concrete megabridge in its place.

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Rakun 08.04.2009 11:26
Bike The Pipe--THIS SATURDAY
Bike the Pipe event This Saturday will tour parts of the proposed LNG pipeline in the Willamette Valley from the seat post. Ride will be easy-going, informative, and help to forge connections with immediately affected communities and local climate & anti-pipe activists. Pdx ride will gather @ the PGE Park MAX (7:15) & then bike from Hillsboro to the Main Meetup @ Pacific U (9:00). Ride set to end at 4:00.

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a bicyclist 03.04.2009 07:52
BTA - Please get your facts right about CRC
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance will be holding a rally on April 5th regarding the proposed new I-5 over the Columbia River. I am very concerned about the misinformation going around about this new bridge.

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revphil 03.04.2009 01:27
fixing a bridge until it is broke - CRC WTF?
image from the Portland Mercury Powerfully stupid people put our children's children into debt and make Portland suck.

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Cyclists Against Pipelines (& unbridled fossil fuel empire) 02.04.2009 11:53
BIKE THE PIPE!--April 11
Global Exchange, members of Cascadia Rising Tide, and activists from many No-LNG groups of Oregon and the Willamette Valley are putting on a communal bike ride/tour of the proposed Palomar LNG pipeline through the Willamette Valley. The ride will easy-moderate, fun, and informative--and last from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Though the ride will begin from Pacific University, a Portland contingent will meet @ 7:15 AM @ the PGE park Max station for a train ride to Hillsboro, before biking to join the main ride

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anonymous or made up 10.03.2009 10:29
Bike tax?
People have been talking about a $54 annual bike tax, which would come along with bike registration and everything. I am having a hard time finding specifics. Anyone want to shed some light on this?

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bike_militia 08.03.2009 15:59
NO 12-LANE FREEWAYS IN PORTLAND - PROTEST APRIL 5
ODOT, Sam Adams and the Portland City Council, Metro, Tri-Met, and the Road Construction Industry have mated with some Vancouver pond-scum and spawned a hideous beast: a 12-LANE CONCRETE MEGA-BRIDGE over the Columbia!

On April 5, Portland will respond: ABSOLUTELY NOT!

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Nick Falbo 18.02.2009 06:25
Fareless Square Changes Proposed
TriMet's commissioned report on Fareless Square modification options has been released, and times have been set for Open House events seeking public comments.

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john doe 16.02.2009 22:24
bike guerilla gardening
bike guerilla gardening: emitting wholistic remediation through the rapid dispersal of seeds

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John Z Wetmore 07.02.2009 21:32
Portland Bikes on Satellite TV
Depave, Shift, The World Carfree Network, BTA, and bike building are featured on "Perils For Pedestrians" on February 10.

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humiliated rider 31.01.2009 23:05
Tri-met's abusive drivers
While most drivers seem aware that they are prohibited from denying service to non-paying riders (apparently someone was short 20 cents, ended up in emergency psychiatric care, and then was killed by police two days later), other drivers have abused their position at the wheel of the bus by denying services and even calling in police to deal with non-paying riders.

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Portland Rising Tide 25.01.2009 15:01
Come on Out 1/29, Lanes & False Choices on the Columbia River Crossing
Portland City Council Public Hearing: January 29, 2pm with public testimony
Portland City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave

The CRC is heating back up. And it's not just the proposed  http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/01/i5_wind_turbines.html> wind turbines on the bridge that are fanning the
flames.

Portland City Council and Metro are set to vote on just how big and wide the proposed $3.6 Billion new bridge should be.

Eight - ten - twelve lanes? It's a false choice. Why?

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Ben Waiting 21.12.2008 14:13
traffic CAMERA links
WAVE TO THE CAMERAS Three links to ODOT
((( surveillance )))
''traffic cameras''

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News1st 16.12.2008 23:31
You Tube Cop Vs. Cyclist Update
Indictment moving forward.

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many winters on a bike 15.12.2008 02:54
does anyone know
does anyone know about a bicyclist who was killed this weekend

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fred 04.12.2008 19:34
tri-met fares
Tri-met makes me angry. They pour federal $ into tearing up downtown destroying the bus-mall. Then they want to raise fares..

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Sherry Hoppins 20.11.2008 11:53
Black Friday 'Bike In' at Pioneer Place
Black Friday Activists and Bikers Join us at 6 am on Friday, November 28th We will be locking our bikes together and to the meters to take over the parking places around the Pioneer Place Blocks and having a morning picnic.

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Peter Ravenscroft 16.11.2008 20:05
How to defeat the current ill-guided attempt to fossilise us all
Things to make and do while waiting for your food to grow

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Biker 31.10.2008 11:56
Halloween Critical Mass!!!
5:30pm - Meet up underneath the Burnside bridge.
6:00pm - Get your ride on!

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boo, hoo, hoo 28.10.2008 19:11
GM begging for federal (taxpayer) bailout
The automotive giant General Motors wants your tax dollars. Are you feeling this generous? Especially for a company that created this crisis for over-investing in creating SUV's, while the more fuel efficient cars were being chosen instead. Feeling generous towards a company that knew they were ruining the planet with their products and kept making them. FYI, this is the company that created the first mega-sized SUV's and pushed them on the public, when questions about the dangers of global warming were being asked. This article is a repost. What the corporate/wallstreet facists are doing is the equivalent of a rapist expecting to get paid for the sex. Since when now do you get paid for not doing business right in the first place? I thought capitalism was about "tough luck if you screw up; only the best succeed." Now they want to socialize their losses and stupidity? Jobs my ass.

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'bout time 26.10.2008 23:10
General Motors on the Brink
This is a repost. I have no comments in this article.

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fred 29.09.2008 19:34
SUV makes the news.
The SUV "drifted over the curb"

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MIA in Rostock 27.09.2008 21:52
Olympia, WA: Rowdy Critical Mass Turns Into Arrest
This Friday saw one of the largest Critical Mass bike rides Olympia has seen all year. With over 80 people celebrating anti-car culture the mass blocked all lanes of traffic, chanted things like, "Car bombs, not cars!", sang songs, harassed motorists, and spit on pro-war sign holders and anti-choice sign holders. One person, towards the end of the ride, was arrested for allegedly writing an anti pro-life message on a truck belonging to the anti-choicers.

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Jim Miller 24.09.2008 14:49
HOW TO GET THE RIGHT ANSWERS TO THE RIGHT QUESTIONS.
I give you the efforts of Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization [  link to portal.ocwtech.net ] agencies' joint effort to solve the "last mile" mass transportation problem generated by the unexamined edicts of city and county land use planning and zoning:

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myself 03.09.2008 08:58
A Most Compelling Argument Against Gasoline (not global warming!)
While many people speak about global warming, gasoline burning vehicles, leaf-blowers et cetera are still prevalent. I believe there are even more crucial reasons to end gasoline use and this is a short work about one of them.

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North Portlander 10.08.2008 14:38
Providence Bridge Pedal - Maximizing Its Potential?
A massive, popular event . . . but does it do the Portland bicycling community a disservice?

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Cascadia Rising Tide 04.08.2008 03:47
Climate Action RALLY 1pm SHARP Waterfront Park
PORTLAND ACTION: Rally Against the proposed I-5 Bridge Expansion
When: Monday August 4th , 1pm SHARP!
Where: Downtown @ Waterfront Park (just North of the Hawthorne bridge)

This rally is Part of the post Climate Convergence Actions and will leave right at 1pm to other "events" around town.

If you live in North or North east, there is a shuttle bus bringing folks straight to the Rally.
Meet at 11:30 am at the Safeway parking lot on Ainsworth & MLK and look for the Big Blue bus named COOL.

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consumertrap.com 27.07.2008 12:37
Gaming the Greens
Describes an insidious new computer game being promoted by Chevron.

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Dock Whoosie 22.07.2008 17:43
SE Portland biker in Coma from collision
On Monday, July 14th 2008 Karl Hugo was in a serious bicycle collision with a truck in the intersection of SE 50th and Lincoln, a well traveled bike route for SE Portland cyclists. Karl was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in SW Portland where he arrived in a coma, with one collapsed lung, and severe trauma to the Thalamus region of his brain.

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Corporate Media is Dangerous 17.07.2008 11:56
KPAM breaks the law to get story about breaking the law
KPAM parked blocking bike lane News Raido 860 KPAM dangerously and illegally parks car so that reporter can take pictures and count vehicles running a stop sign.

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KBOO News 11.07.2008 14:38
Petrolists Hold Ceremony During PDX I-5 Meeting
Before the Portland city council gathered to vote on the new I-5 river crossing, religious fanatics gathered outside city hall.

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salaud 10.07.2008 09:25
Oil Drunk whOregonian Clubs Cyclist with Hatchet
Hatchet Job When is a hatchet a blunt instrument? Imagine this, if you can: Andre the Giant, Lou Ferrigno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or more probably one of their incredible fantasy movie characters lifting a 20lb bike over their head and clubbing a poor schmuck repeatedly. Hard to believe... .. but, at least possible with the strength of 3 men in one. Incredible perhaps? Well credibility is definitely the issue here. The latest whOregonian full front-page photo and headline reads: "Cyclist clubs driver with his bike"; a very blunt hatchet job. Does anyone remember the full page photos and headlines that they ran every time a biker was killed by a car in Portland: "Driver kills biker with his car" ? No? Well, that's because they never ran such a headline.

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Rising Tide 09.07.2008 15:50
Updated w/ photos:Oil Enforcement Agency bust at Portland city council hearing a success.
Oil Enforcement Agents form a check point at City Hall The controversy over the I-5 expansion project known as the Columbia River Crossing took a theatrical turn on Wednesday, as politically charged street performance took center stage outside a packed city hall. Meeting attendees were greeted with a fake check point just past an area marked off by "Global Warming Crime Scene" tape.

Decked out in a Men-in-Black style uniform marked with the insignia of the "Oil Enforcement Agency", an actress known as Agent Burns was busily preparing a ticket for a bemused member of the Portland Business Alliance on his way to the meeting. "This is your final warning sir, if you&#8217;re intent on testifying in favor of the bridge, we&#8217;re going to have to write you up for abuse of a foreign fossil fuel," chided the agent.

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Cascadia Rising Tide 07.07.2008 18:49
Oil Enforcement Agency to bust oil worshiping cult at Portland City Council hearing on I-5
An oil enforcement agency action in SF bay In a comic act of political street theatre, the fictitious "Oil Enforcement Agency&#8221; (OEA) will be operating a check point outside Wednesday&#8217;s Portland City Council meeting. The OEA will attempt to ticket supporters of the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) for their advocacy of oil abuse. Also in attendance will be a &#8220;cult&#8221; of pro-bridge oil-worshippers, complete with a 12 foot tall mock oil derrick.

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Steven Logan and Randy Ghent 28.06.2008 15:42
The Road to Carfreedom and Top Ten Myths
These articles are from Carbusters 2006. More articles are available at www.carbusters.org.

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Superbus von Underduk 28.06.2008 06:35
Alberta Last Thursday Street Fair "guerrilla" street closure
jpg Last Thursday, in a resplendent display of humanity, a group of unknown people carried out a "guerrilla" street closure for the Last Thursday Art Walk event on Alberta. Attendees to the event have long complained of the problems caused by motor vehicle traffic during this event and called for an official street closure, but the political system has thus far been unresponsive.

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fred 25.06.2008 21:45
Tri-Met "fare" increase
This has got to be a political move by tri-met. They simply dont care about all the folks that depend on the bus to get to work.

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Shawn Bowman 17.06.2008 10:46
Leftbank Project Unveiled
Community driven commercial property to open soon in Rose Quarter

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Portlandia's Lion 11.06.2008 23:03
Chevron Maintains Chokehold on World NIMH EV Battery Production.
THe Automakers have spun the myth that the world needs to wait for advances in Lithium batteries before electric cars can be practical. That notion is completely false.

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Santa 11.06.2008 13:57
Santa Schedules Friday 13th PDX PedalPalooza Touchdown
Santa to Touchdown on PDX Friday 13th.

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wonderin 10.06.2008 22:18
Anyone have news on Cyclist Tased tonight, 9:30ish, on SE 7th?
Biker tackled and tased by cops

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repost 17.05.2008 12:42
Bike Farm Community Grand Opening Celebration - all day today!
May 17th - 11pm-6pm
@ Bike Farm Headquarters (1303 NE Roselawn)
Contact Jennifer Collins - community[at]bikefarm[dot]org

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Bike Hugger Team 07.05.2008 22:52
Bike Hugger Urban Ride and Mobile Social
An urban bike ride and social at the Lucky Lab. May 21st, 3 - 7pm. Organized along with the WebVisions crew.

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kriz 06.05.2008 13:19
Tri-met prohibits fun. Bus driver restricted.
A certain friendly bus driver in Portland has long brought up giggles and people together with his jokes over the speakers. He would randomly recite jokes and paragraphs to the passengers, who would start talking about it and certainly have something to remember and lighten up their day. Now, unfortunately, this is no longer allowed.

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Rantasaurus Rex 30.04.2008 13:40
Dinosaurs vs. Danseurs
Yep, I am watching a dying civilization over-affecting its last desperate gasps and grasps at the John Wayne days of wild west, one-man-one-horse-freedom. You notice in those westerns, they never show all the horse dung piled up in the streets of Dodge City. And who cleans up that shit?

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