Monthly Archives: May 2011

D.C.


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/oregonlive.com 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: http://www.activerightofway.org/p/gateway-plaza-at-grand-and-hancock-missing-sidewalk & http://www.pdc.us/ura/convention_center/heritage-markers.asp

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.