|Photo speed enforcement installation this past week|
on Commercial at Madrona
|Even the Police said "eye-opening"|
|From the Commercial Vista Corridor study|
If they were surprised at 1,100 over three months,
how about 4000 a day! (red comments added)
First Apartments at Fairview - "The Grove"
|Finally, apartments at the Fairview site - "the Grove" in progress|
|Orientation of the photo at "The Grove" development|
|Very small "Local access only" and "no trespassing" sign|
This is a problem with the private road systems.
Pringle Creek Community doesn't want homeless camps on the lawn, doesn't want to spread the virus through any crowd, but it should also be possible to go through the interior of the Fairview parcel and not have to skirt it on busy roads like Madrona, Fairview Industrial, Reed, Battlecreek, and Pringle.
At the same time, the private road system allows for pervious pavement, non-standard widths and speeds, innovations and concepts that our public road standards don't allow.
There are trade-offs, and things don't resolve neatly on one side or the other. But this might be something to revisit as we settle in to waiting for a vaccine.
Pioneer Monuments in this Moment
|Front page Saturday|
But there's an actual argument to be made against the statuary, and the vandalism seemed to express this also.
|Too much "empire," not enough democracy|
Before the vandalism, Library of Congress
(They date it to 1934, but it came with the new Capitol)
The Legislature has more important things to consider right now. Public health, the economy, housing, police reform - all these are much more urgent. But at some point, perhaps tied to revisiting a seismic project, the public art program at the Capitol deserves greater thought. As one of the very first things a person sees when visiting the Capitol, and therefore a kind of policy statement, these statues no longer instantiate our highest democratic values - and perhaps never did - and we should consider how to reconfigure them, either with more historical commentary or removal to a more museum-like setting. Our most public-facing art should better express our values, not just uncritically celebrate something we see now as more profoundly ambiguous.
A reader shares news from Eugene, where the debate over Pioneer monuments has been sharper.