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Ride the Redline
July 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In the 1930s, many banks and other mortgage lenders denied loans for people of color based strictly on their skin color and the neighborhood they lived in. This became known as redlining because lenders literally outlined neighborhoods with a large share of people who were considered at risk of defaulting on their loan in red ink. People living in these neighborhoods were predominately people of color. More information about redlining both in Portland and across America can be found here: https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining/#loc=12/45.513/-122.736&city=portland-or
Although redlining policies have been made illegal and may seem a thing of the past, they have had a dramatic impact on our present day communities. As planners, designers, and engineers, the policies and plans our YPT members are currently working on will shape our neighborhoods for years to come. Join us for a socially distanced bike ride through some of the redlined areas in NE Portland to help raise awareness about the historical injustice of redlining.
We will begin and end the ride at the corner of N Beech St and N Mississippi Ave. If you can’t meet us at the start, join us along the route, which you can find here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=10gLhA7gzJRO49AyP6tbtnlr09eTb_ziU&usp=sharing
Can’t join the ride? Connect with us at Stormbreaker after the ride for a socially distant happy hour.