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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 03:52 AM

Anarchists take to Portland's streets to fix them

PORTLAND ó Even anarchists enjoy smooth roads.

A group billing itself Portland Anarchist Road Care has taken to the streets, not to promote disorder but to repair the potholes that emerged during the cityís brutal winter.

The group has a Facebook page that shows masked workers repairing five potholes in southeast Portland.

In a message posted to the site, the anarchists say state neglect has caused the streets to fall into disrepair and itís up to residents to fix them. The group says it also wants to correct the perception that anarchists are interested only in breaking windows and blocking traffic.

Read more: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35381957-75/anarchists-take-to-portlands-streets--to-fix-them.html.csp

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 04:00 AM

1. We have large deep pot holes

Everywhere on our local roads......

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 09:03 AM

2. So do we;

perhaps even more so, east of the mountains. Of course, the huge temperature ranges over here, and the regular hard winter freezes and hot summer temps, keep road workers busy every year. They don't usually start until spring, and we are using detours in multiple areas all summer long. Where I live, residents are responsible for maintaining the county dirt road that takes us to the nearest paved, publicly maintained road, and it was nearly impassible for a few weeks when the snow started melting; my neighbor keeps it plowed, but once all the snow was gone we had a true mess...two miles of ditches, ruts, giant potholes, mud...we've used up all the gravel we bought for the year, which has made it better, but it's still not good.

I drove over the pass, round trip, into Portland (the 26) last week; while I didn't drive around Portland itself once I got to where I was staying, I can say that the 26 was terrible, and the ruts and holes made the rain, fog, and snow worse.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:19 AM

3. We recently

Drove to Tillamook from Tacoma , freeways weren't bad
But local roads were.
Adopting Oregon as second home.

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