Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on June 3rd, 2008 at 2:35 pm
(Photos: Ashley Mitchell)
On Sunday, a group of Portlanders took it upon themselves to make several popular bike routes a bit safer and more pleasant to ride on.
Writing on a local email list, Johnson explained that the premise for the ride is simple: “My plan was to make art around potholes in order to make people look at them, think about them, and talk about them… to show people that we don’t have to just live with wrecked streets, we can do something about it.”
at N. Williams and Killingsworth.
Armed with chalk, brooms, and cell phones, Johnson and a few others set out from SE Portland and rode to St. Johns — stopping along the way to draw, sweep, and report the hazards to PDOT’s pothole hotline (823-BUMP).
Ashley Mitchell was on the ride and reports that PDOT has already started to fix some of the potholes they called in.
Check out more photos from the ride here.