Background story on the NE Going Image used with permission from BikePortland.org A dispatch from NE Going Street, where people rule and cars are guests
And with demand for bicycles and safe streets soaring in tandem with fears about the Covid-19 pandemic and a dearth of outdoor public spaces, Portland's 100-mile network of traffic-calmed residential roads have become a lifeline.
"Members of the homeless population are facing serious dehydration," Mia says. She reached out to BikePortland because she thought there might be bike-related businesses or event promoters who may have many extra bottles lying around.
More News Background story on the water bottle donation: Portland's Blanchet House, cycling community donate reusable water bottles to homeless
The blog, BikePortland.org wrote about the need and the cycling community responded by donating hundreds of new and gently used water bottles.