Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on June 24th, 2010 at 1:58 pm
Yesterday, I featured an informative Pedalpalooza ride organized by a grassroots livable streets activism group called Active Right of Way (AROW). They led folks around to areas needing improvement, discussed possible solutions, and equipped them with the tools (literally) to implement them.
Local filmmaker and founder of Microcosm Publishing Joe Biel was on the ride and put together this video of the group in action:
I love it. AROW is just a handful of volunteers who saw a need for more livable streets activism in Portland so they decided to do something about it. Speaking of doing something, this video by Joe Biel is actually part of a larger project he’s working on: A documentary titled, Aftermass: A post-Critical Mass Portland. Joe has created a page on Kickstarter to share more about the project and raise a few bucks.
Joe Biel and AROW are just two parts of the growing activism ecosystem here in Portland.