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  1. Comment by pigs May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 pm | Link

    Building any sort of housing is gentrification now? Its been shown that luxury housing can alleviate demand for lower cost housing as someone looking into moving into an area will buy what the market provides.

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  2. Comment by BiolinkTiktok May 21, 2022 @ 9:56 pm | Link

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  3. Comment by Fred May 21, 2022 @ 9:16 pm | Link

    These youth activists are going to be mighty cold next winter when they no longer have their cozy warm houses and classrooms (heated by natural gas, which supplies 90% of the heat in Oregon on cold winter days).

    Also much of the electricity powering their mobile-phone-based lifestyles comes from natural gas, and in fact the majority of their cellphones are made of actual petrochemicals.

    I'm not saying their concerns aren't real and valid, but they need to come up with a more thoughtful way of addressing the climate crisis, like becoming scientists and solving actual problems. You too, JM, could focus on more substantive solutions - like cycling - and less on hollow activism. How many of these youth activists cycle regularly? This is a blog about cycling, remember??

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  4. Comment by Tom Busse May 21, 2022 @ 3:32 pm | Link

    More like NW Natural's corporate competitors in the energy sector hired a large PR firm like Hill and Knowlton to organize an AstroTurf youth activist group in order to gain free media to punish its competitor.

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  5. Comment by Fuzzy Blue Line May 21, 2022 @ 2:05 pm | Link

    Climate change seems to share something in common with COVID and masking. The “science” you believe depends whether you’re a progressive or conservative. Everything is settled science on both fronts to progressives while ignoring the fact there are reputable scientists who disagree that we’re facing impending climate doom & gloom. Same goes for the effectiveness of mask mandates when over 90% of Multnomah County is vaccinated. It’s no wonder many politicians to the right of the far left are paying no attention to these protests. Cue the science denier & bleach drinking MAGA quotes in 3 … 2 … 1

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  6. Comment by Kiel Johnson (Go By Bike) May 21, 2022 @ 1:21 pm | Link

    June 12th to the end of August!

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  7. Comment by Paul May 21, 2022 @ 12:59 pm | Link

    We’re going to put 100,000 times as many lithium batteries in cars and homes and power plants as we do in bikes and scooters. Putting them in bikes and scooters could even reduce their overall use (fewer cars).

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  8. Comment by soren May 21, 2022 @ 10:20 am | Link

    How exactly do you relate wanting to allow a community to use their streets for interacting and getting to know each other, to promoting a monoculture and gentrification?

    FWIW, I'm all for direct action that blocks roads and annoys drivers -- and especially so if it is explicitly linked to ecocide and toxic pollution. Nevertheless, I do think that bikeloudpdx also functions as a booster for the commodification of housing* -- one of the major accelerants of gentrification. If the commentator's critique is also rooted in an understanding that an influx of mostly-white middle/upper-class home buyers is a major contributor to gentrification then I have sympathy towards the latter part of their criticism.

    *In particular, the trickle down economics argument that increasing the supply of the speculative luxury housing segment will somehow address a chronic housing crisis that is centered on low income folk.

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  9. Comment by Matt May 21, 2022 @ 9:52 am | Link

    David, haven't you heard? The $cience is clear.

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  10. Comment by carrythebanner May 21, 2022 @ 9:35 am | Link

    Bike Loud folks live all over, but there are plenty in Northeast. I believe some of the organizers do live on this route.

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  11. Comment by Elijah May 21, 2022 @ 9:03 am | Link

    My apologies. I didn't realize the street in question was an arterial as opposed to a collector.

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  12. Comment by David Hampsten May 21, 2022 @ 8:56 am | Link

    Speaking of which, lots of maskless and even more wearing their masks completely wrong. Isn't this what was once called a super-spreader event? Nature hard at work.

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  13. Comment by Proton Ranger May 21, 2022 @ 8:56 am | Link

    I'm a little confused why Bike Loud isn't doing this in their own neighborhoods. Seems weird to beg someone else to have a "block party" for you.

    Also, the e-scooter sponsorship is gross. We're about to exterminate the Western Sage Grouse in the name of a lithium mine for your batteries... try walking.

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  14. Comment by Mike Quigley May 21, 2022 @ 6:07 am | Link

    According to some experts the tipping point as already passed. Lack of action in the face of catastrophe says nature is finally addressing the planet's human overpopulation problem. Fascinating times ahead.

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  15. Comment by Paul May 20, 2022 @ 11:54 pm | Link

    Agreed that commuting is not that fun (no matter how you do it, really) but for me, biking around on quiet semi-urban neighborhood streets is one of the things I enjoy most in life. And my 1yo baby loves it too. Less than 1% of the time I'm out biking can I even see a homeless tent, let alone anything worse. So I'm pretty sure this is the right place for us. And of course other places are the right places for other people.

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  16. Comment by Paul May 20, 2022 @ 11:47 pm | Link

    If the having the work "Bike" in the organization's name or the reference to Sunday Parkways isn't enough, consider the 20 bikes in the picture at the top of the project's page, or the part where they say group bike rides are part of the event.

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  17. Comment by joan May 20, 2022 @ 10:54 pm | Link

    These are mostly high school students who cannot legally vote.

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  18. Comment by Matt May 20, 2022 @ 10:41 pm | Link

    If it really is how you describe it, then I don't think it's fair to call it "passive-aggressive". Sounds honestly aggressive. Like civil disobedience, even.

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  19. Comment by Matt May 20, 2022 @ 10:38 pm | Link

    I like the idea of an industry ride... but at least at the bike shop where I work, lunch time on a Friday is one of our busiest times. No way I can sneak out for a ride.

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  20. Comment by Brandon May 20, 2022 @ 9:37 pm | Link

    Do you live on Going? Why not enjoy these days you get to have parts of your neighborhood not be cut-through traffic for people?

    You can still access your home, I doubt anyone is going to force you turn around if you say you live right there. You could also just park around the block during the event if you're coming and going. I don't live on a street that would be having these things but when I drive, most of the time there isn't parking available in front of where I live so I have to park a block away or farther. No big deal.

    How exactly do you relate wanting to allow a community to use their streets for interacting and getting to know each other, to promoting a monoculture and gentrification? It seems like the exact opposite.

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  21. Comment by cdan May 20, 2022 @ 7:03 pm | Link

    exactly! pisses me off every time riding up Naito north of the steel bridge, so many parked cars pulling in and out, delivery and utility trucks and vans parking half in the bike lane, clueless people opening doors which mean you have to ride at the very leftmost edge of the lane. sure, a parking-protected lane might lead to occasional issues for fast cyclists at intersections where cars don't expect something faster than a pedestrian yet and make it harder to pass, but the goal here is to make cycling safe and approachable for grandma or a 3rd grader. parking protected lanes, eventually ideally replaced with sidewalk level paths and moving the curb inwards, are the way to go.

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  22. Comment by Watts May 20, 2022 @ 6:57 pm | Link

    We're talking about government agencies and contracting requirements. No recklessness or new regulations required, only a desire and a willingness to pay.

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  23. Comment by Capn_Snitty May 20, 2022 @ 6:41 pm | Link

    It’s a national organization called Sunrise Movement.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunrise_Movement

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  24. Comment by dwk May 20, 2022 @ 6:38 pm | Link

    A doorknob could have won over Ianaronne, She is running Street Trust into the ground... Portland has extremely low standards for the people who run the city.
    Hardesty is great example of doing nothing and exciting J Maus...

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  25. Comment by joan May 20, 2022 @ 6:17 pm | Link

    I suspect Bike Loud will make sure to keep things open to bikes!

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