Posts Tagged ‘Bike’

Sustainable food, fashion and fun fair

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Hi Friends:

Just because I run a full-time law practice, does’nt mean I should forget a [free] special event that all of you may be interested in seeing this weekend. The Better Living Show link is taking place at the Expo Center starting right now at noon today (3/28) and going through sunday (3/30) at the Expo Center. The reason this comes to mind is that this exposition will include green transportation, food, fashion, kid events, government efforts on sustainability and more. I like green. So here I go, off to staff a booth.

The Oregon Center for Environmental Health link2, of which I am a founding board member, will be there. We will be introducing our kewel new latex-free rubber ducks!

So, if your plans for organic gardening are taking a spring break until the snow stops, come on by and we can hook you up with a non-toxic rubber ducky. That sounds like a little light fun and some very interesting information on sustainable and healthy living, right here in river city…or is that snowy city? or rainy city?

Regards and see you at the expo center this weekend. Take MAX!

David Paul

Bicycles and Bicyclists and Obama

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008


The headlines the last two days contained two seemingly unconnected stories. Today’s front page (Oregonian) was saturated with insights about Mr. Obama and his speech last night seeking to unify our country on issues of race relations. There was tremendous support for the message, and the messenger as well.

Seemingly unconnected, the paper also reported on “bike boxes” link to help with traffic flow on Portland’s streets where bicycles and motorists meet. The two seem related. We have two communities, black and white, motorhead and bicyclists. Why can’t we just get along?

There is deep seated distrust in the two (four?) camps. Mr. Obama’s premise and the premise of the bike boxes is simple and similar. We just need to get along. There is no need to conflict or hassle. What matters is mutual respect and tolerance. Why don’t we just give that a try for a while and see if we can get along?

I have represented dozens of cyclists injured in traffic accidents in the local area, including Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties. I understand the insurance issues and the social issues involved in these cases. There may be some rights that surprise you. Contact me for a no-cost initial consultation. I would like to help.

And….. let’s just try to get along. At work, at school and on the way home tonight as well!


David Paul