On Saturday, I joined a group of people at Daley Plaza who want the Chicago City Council and Rahm Emanuel to pass the Clean Power Ordinance for a demonstration bike ride to Dvorak Park, across Cermak Road from the Fisk coal power plant. Roll Beyond Coal was a short ride from the Loop to Pilsen, through the rain and sun, and with a police escort. It was a small affair, but we joined up with a larger group of people at the park for a couple of speakers and a march through the neighborhood. This post is a photo essay – read more coverage of the Clean Power Ordinance on Steven Can Plan. Photos are posted in chronological order.
More than 50 people rode in the rain to demonstrate to aldermen and the mayor their desire for cleaner air in Chicago.
Bill and Jeff of Community Voicebox came on the quadricycle. I reported about their pollution awareness project in August.
The sun appeared as we rolled down Halsted Street through the University of Illinois at Chicago and University Village.
The Chicago police assisted throughout the entire ride, blocking drivers at intersections.
Concerned residents send their message to Rahm. The City Council has been dragging its feet on the Clean Power Ordinance.
Employees at the Fisk Generating Station were keeping an eye on people who want their power plant cleaned up or shut down.
Clean power advocates return to Dvorak Park from a march through the neighborhood.