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The SE PDX Food Project (wittco posted on January 25th, 2013 )

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The Southeast Portland Food Project
Food Donation Pick Up
Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Southeast Portland Food Project (TSPFP) collects donated food the second Saturday of every even month (February, April, June, August, October, December). There is a donation pick up next month. Let’s collect and transport this food by bike.

TransportLand are not the organizers, but we will be there. For more information, contact The Southeast Portland Food Project.

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A little background on our promotion of this volunteer event:

In our work with The Oregon Food Bank (OFB), the idea of volunteers on cargo bikes has come up many times as a solution to (a) a volunteer need within the OFB system, (b) a desire to move beyond reliance on automobiles for transport, and (c) a need for new volunteers, especially younger adults.

Our plan with The Oregon Food Bank is still in creation. Dean Albany, the OFB man behind our partnership, connected us with The Southeast Portland Food Project as a way to actualize volunteer cargo bike delivery of donated food. TSPFP strives to build a stronger community while providing necessary food to hungry neighbors. Awesome.

One of the goals of TransportLand is to be a conduit for eager volunteers with cargo carrying bikes, and organizations with cargo carrying needs. Join us and create another line of connection in the Portland community web.

Bring your bike, and bring a friend.

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Both photos from The Southeast Portland Food Project website.

Dream (wittco posted on November 8th, 2012 )

Not a pipe dream. A dream that is being recognized this season.

Prior to DRT people prepared, and prior to DRT people used cargo bikes. Some, a small few, may have even used cargo bikes in a preparatory manner. The history on this combination is more than I known. But what I do know is how obvious the connection is between cargo bikes and preparedness. It is part of living a prepared lifestyle, or a lifestyle of resilience.

In many ways, the fervor started with a photograph by Ethan Jewett, shared among the various social networks, and picked up by BikePortland.org along with an article. Ethan staged this photo for the cover of the NET brochure.

A picture was worth a thousand words. The photo inspired. Read the rest of this entry >>

Portland Prepared: KGW News (wittco posted on October 31st, 2012 )

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KGW News will air a spot on being prepared in Portland for a disaster. The angle of this newscast will be the involvement of cargo bikes in this preparation.

At this moment, the air time has yet to be decided; however, it will be soon, and given the recovery from Sandy along the east coast, it will be both timely and telling.

Bikes are integral to civic recovery. Read the rest of this entry >>