Rollin’ beyond coal

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.

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More than 50 people rode in the rain to demonstrate to aldermen and the mayor their desire for cleaner air in Chicago. 

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Bill and Jeff of Community Voicebox came on the quadricycle. I reported about their pollution awareness project in August.

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The sun appeared as we rolled down Halsted Street through the University of Illinois at Chicago and University Village. 

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The Chicago police assisted throughout the entire ride, blocking drivers at intersections. 

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Concerned residents send their message to Rahm. The City Council has been dragging its feet on the Clean Power Ordinance. 

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Employees at the Fisk Generating Station were keeping an eye on people who want their power plant cleaned up or shut down. 

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Clean power advocates return to Dvorak Park from a march through the neighborhood. 

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