|New home of the Statesman Journal|
at Vista and Commercial
There is in fact a key segment of missing sidewalk adjacent to their building on Commercial. And when the semi-couplet of Vista/Fairview were "improved" several years ago, the City striped no bike lanes. Biking and continuing south on Commercial through this area is challenging.
|Proposed southbound continuation on Commercial at Liberty|
Commercial-Vista Corridor Study
(the SJ's new home, pre-remodel, on left in distance)
|USGS Quads for 1915 (left) and 1939 (right)|
Triangle Drive was the original alignment
They could do all this, but that also might take some extra effort. It's not probably very likely.
On what passes for a masthead these days, the advertising team - "media leadership" they call themselves, as if the primary act of journalistic leadership is generating revenue, not saying what is true and important - is privileged above the "newsroom leadership" and "reporters," and it's reasonable to wonder how much advertising dollars will in direct and indirect ways shape coverage. This is the sad state of journalism these days.
During the snowstorm, it seemed like the media had become an organ for the auto industry. (The new site is near some car dealers, it is interesting to note!)
There was so much autoism in the incidental pieces online. Here are two video clips. It seemed like everything was about driving!
There was one exception, fortunately. But the non-auto travel was rather buried, even though it was framed up, however humorously, as a real solution.
|bike commute for the win!|
It doesn't seem possible to have any kind of settled judgement on the move right now. But for reporters there's an opportunity to think more about city form and city function here that maybe the downtown location hid a little. There is opportunity here!