Build It Rally at City Hall – Slideshow and recap

Posted by on February 4th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Build It - Bike Plan Rally-23

Build It!
– Slideshow below –
(Photos © J. Maus)

The “Build It” rally outside City Hall in support of the 2030 Bike Plan just finished up and now folks are settling in for the big hearing.

The rally was an informal affair with many supporters (150-200?) holding signs. They all sang Devo’s “Whip It,” substituting “Build It” at the appropriate time. There were a lot of very enthusiastic supporters of the plan. Bike Gallery owner and Bike Plan Steering Committee Co-Chair Jay Graves told me he is “Cautiously optimistic” about how it will go inside Council Chambers. “With all the negative media coverage… But this is Portland, I’m hopeful.”

Check out my slideshow below from the rally (just hum “Whip It” to yourself and it’ll be like you were there!):
Build It - Bike Plan Rally

Stay tuned for updates from Council Chambers.

UPDATE, 2/11: It passed with unanimous support!

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nice. i’m there in spirit