Aftermass: Bicycling Post Critical Mass in Portland
Directed by Joe Biel (2014)
This documentary relates the painful history which has made Portland Oregon the most bike friendly city in the US. Part relates to federal and state enabling legislation, and part to two successful lawsuits filed by Portland residents. However most relates to the massive Critical Mass rides that took place between 1993 and 2008, despite the brutal physical, legal, and psychological harassment by the Portland Police Bureau.
As of 2014, when the film was made, over 6% of Portland residents used bikes to commute to work. At the time, roughly 20,000 bikes crossed Portland’s city center bridges daily.
- 1971 – Oregon Bicycle Act requires every state and urban roading project allocate 1% of their budget to cycling access.
- 1973 – Oregon Land Conservation and Development Act creates framework to establish urban growth boundaries (to prevent…
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