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Streets are for people. Ped bike & trial lawyer in OR & WA. He/him. 🚲🚶🏿‍♀️⚖️.
9 Apr
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The marketers hired to greenwash @oregondot's effort to widen the I-5 freeway thru central Portland are rebranding it with with Black themes. This is 3 days after community groups sued, and 1 day before a protest rally at Harriet Tubman school. bikeportland.org/2021/04/08/odo…
2/6
They/we bulldozed Portland's Black community to build this freeway, declaring that “urban renewal, largely clearance, appears to be the only solution to not only blight [...] but also to avoid the spread of that blight to other surrounding areas.” blackpast.org/african-americ…
3/6
The $900m freeway expansion comes at a time when funds are desperately needed in disadvantaged neighborhoods: @Oregondot's multi-lane, high-speed, poorly-lit urban drag strips in East Portland don't meet safety standards, and kill Black Portlanders at 3x the rate of whites.*
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