Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 4th, 2008 at 10:46 pm
(Photo: Ethan Jewett/Stickeen Photography)
Addressing a crowd of over 70,000 at Waterfront Park (about 10% of whom arrived by bicycle), President-elect Obama urged America to take note of Portland’s “bicycle lanes”. Speaking about how to solve our energy problems, he said,
“…It’s time that the entire country learned from what’s happening right here in Portland with mass transit and bicycle lanes and funding alternative means of transportation.”
That’s the kind of solution that we need for America…”
Listen to the quote above from audio captured at the rally:
Download mp3 (40 seconds, 780kb)
How do you feel about the election tonight? I stepped onto my porch here in North Portland and could hear fireworks and screams of happiness all around my neighborhood. Any reports from election night parties?