One windy night last week, cycling poet Meg Brennan joined me in my home to record the third installment of Rebel Metropolis’s drunken bike-themed podcast. Topics of discussion involved Portland’s recent Snowpocalype 2014, using bikes as tools of civil disobedience, pedestrian fatalities, the political spectrum of bicycle advocacy, bike shopping at Wal-Mart, why there aren’t cycling commercials… Continue reading Rebel Metropolis Bicycle Drunk-Cast: Volume 3!
The first time I heard the term ‘Snowy Neckdown’ was some four years ago from my girlfriend at the time who’d just graduated with a masters in urban planning from Portland State University. Years later, the term has come to be abbreviated as ‘Sneckdown’ – and with a recent boost from Streetfilms, social media savants,… Continue reading Sneckdown City
Last week, my cycling comrade Meg Brennan and I sat down to record our second drunken bike pod cast. The conversation tended to ramble into territory concerning cultures of community resistance to things like capital-driven gentrification. We also discussed how different forms of sanctioned and unsanctioned street art can play a roll in building strong… Continue reading Coloring Outside the Lines: a Photo Collection
Post Superbowl, cycling comrade Meg Brennan sat down with me once again to record our second drunken bicycle pod-cast. Topics of discussion involved the diversity vs. normality of bike culture, donating to Planned Parenthood, issues of land use and gentrification, class structure, capitalism, blogging in general, Streetfilms, street art as community builder, riding a bike as… Continue reading Rebel Metropolis Bicycle Drunk-Cast: Round 2!