New York City, NY – This is Jonathan’s Maus (bikeportland.org) wayward sister who changed the spelling of her name and moved to New York City. They have not spoken for years.
Animation by Spencer Boomhower.
The Oregon Legislature is considering passage of a law that would allow bicycle riders to treat stop signs as yield signs. These “rolling stops” would allow bike riders to preserve some of the momentum they depend upon for efficient travel, just so long as they don’t infringe on the safety and rights of others.
The law is based on one that’s been successful in Idaho for the last 27 years, so it’s come to be known as the “Idaho Stop” law.
There’s some controversy – and whole lot of misunderstanding – surrounding the proposed Idaho Stop law. Spencer Boomhower does a great job helping clear thing up with the magic of animation.
Music: “Celebrated Shoo Fly Galop” by W.L. Hayden, performed by Lucas Gonze (soupgreens.com and gonze.com). Used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Sunday’s Citizen’s Opposition and Alternatives to the Columbia River Crossing rally felt like a sea change. Participants were we greeted by warm spring weather, excellent speeches, and solidarity in opposition to the I-5 CRC crossing as it’s being presented currently.
Several groups and governments from both sides of the river (and aisle) were represented and spoke to the large crowd at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Find out more at SmarterBridge.org
In our third snippet from the Bridge Shopping Network things go “all-CSPAN” as the show is hacked live into the Joe Cortright’s formal testimony at the Jan 29th Portland City Council meeting on the Columbia River Crossing (CRC). It’s surely not what the BS Network hosts have in mind, as things become wonky and counter-productive to their sales pitch. Toward the end of the video hack, Cortright is questioned by Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard.
Ride you bike to this Sunday’s Citizen’s Opposition and Alternatives Rally 12-noon at Tom McCall Waterfront Park Near the Morrison Bridge. Semi-Organized Rides to the rally are posted here. Find out more at smarterbridge.org. You can also stay up to date at bikeportland.org.
See you Sunday!
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“Cures Cancer” is the second in a series of spoofs by the Bridge Shopping Network (BSN) made to promote the Citizen’s Opposition and Alternatives to the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) rally, which is being held noon Sunday, April 5th at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park (north of the Hawthorne Bridge). To find out more about the Columbia River Crossing and see better alternatives see smarterbridge.org. The video was produced by Dan Kaufman crankmychain.com and Joe ‘Metal Cowboy’ Kurmaskie metalcowboy.com.