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BikePortland Podcast: Catching up with community activist Hami Ramani

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 6th, 2021 at 12:29 pm

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Bike Loud PDX volunteers look to bolster greenways with markings of their own

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 28th, 2021 at 11:32 am

Bike Loud volunteer Paul Buchanan and one of the new markings on North Houghton.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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‘Enough is enough’: Pedalpalooza riders will join youth climate activists at ODOT protest

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 20th, 2021 at 12:58 pm

(Source: Sunrise PDX)

“Enough is enough!”

Portlander Hami Ramani is pissed. He’s tired of what he sees as a lack of bold action against climate change from the Oregon Department of Transportation and their bosses. To do something about it Ramani has just launched a new ride that will happen this Wednesday (tomorrow, 7/21) to show support for Sunrise Movement PDX and their ongoing protest at ODOT headquarters in downtown Portland.

As you might recall from our story on this protest last month, youth climate activists organized by Sunrise PDX have staged twice-monthly protests outside ODOT Region 1 headquarters on Northwest Flanders. The protests have grown in size in recent weeks. This is in part because the clear evidence of climate change-induced catastrophes is unfolding here in Oregon and in many other places worldwide, as our leaders sit back and rest on incrementalist rhetoric and status quo decision-making. Also fueling these fires are recent decisions by the Oregon Legislature and at Metro to endorse funding policy that will lead to more freeways being built and more cars being driven. [Read more…]