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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

One response to “Providence unveils first parking-protected bike lane”

  1. Barry Schiller

    I invite the environmental community to become more involved with promoting biking, both on off-road paths (needed to help get the critical mass of bicyclists) and on-road facilities such as this (needed for practical safe transport) as bikes are the as close as its gets to true zero-emission vehicles which electric cars, depending on the electric grid, are not. Bikes can help cut the demand for energy facilities that so many are protesting but perhaps its easier to protest specific energy supply projects than to work to reduce the demand for energy. Plus biking can be a healthier way to travel, require far less space for parking and its associated costs, is less noisy, adds to city life, saves us money otherwise exported to out of state oil barons, and, important, its a more FUN way to travel (usually!) So bravo Mayor Elorza

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