Monthly Archives: May 2011


Crossing the Street #1, originally uploaded by aeleazer1.

Caption explains:

Mlk ave Historic Anacostia, SE Washington, DC
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Photo taken with the iphone 4 and art done withe the iPad and iPhone

Debating Portland’s MLK

“King Boulevard has serious problems”: bikes and autos, constructive conflict and public policy, in our fair city.:

This week, Larry Bingham of the Oregonian/ has a write-up of the Portland Development Commission’s plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Gateway, and the problems that pedestrian activists foresee with the soon-coming Gateway.  Mr. Bingham has done a good job covering North and Northeast Portland for the paper/website in recent months, giving folks in N/NE a chance to be heard on various issues in our local daily paper.

The MLK Gateway project will authorize the construction of a pedestrian plaza on the island where Grand meets Hancock, as Grand curves to meet MLK Boulevard.  The plaza will sit behind a steel wall that runs along the island on its Grand Street side; on the wall will be a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Somewhat useful schematics of this hard-to-describe site are here: &

Read the rest of this item on MLK IN MOTION, which tracks the changes to MLK in Portland, OR.

One more from N.O.

car wash, originally uploaded by anthonyturducken.

Above: “Artist Lester Carey – sign at intersection of MLK and simon bolivar.”

More on Carey here.