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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thick as a brick

They said it before, and today they say it again:

Turn onto Burnside, and you know where you're headed. You're going east or west. But now the city is poised to monkey with this critical street, which functions as the prime meridian both on Portland maps and in Portlanders' minds.
Shhh! Don't tell them.

Comments (2)

Some comments may have been lost (at least temporarily) due to a server failure on April 14, 2007.

OK, OK, we can (and should) make fun of the O today, but just don't miss the main point. Sam the Tram is about to strike again with this developer-driven couplet scam. After all, what is another $80 million (at least)?

For once, let's stop him. Call or e-mail them -- eps. Grampy, Opy and the Fireman. Do it now. Or show up at the meeting at 3:00 today. This will never stop unless they know we're paying attention and that there is a price to pay. www.livableportland.org

Posted by City Girl | April 11, 2007 7:10 AM

Portland is about people -- not cars. Portland is about neighborhoods THROUGHOUT THE CITY!! A beautiful church, two schools, and a TON of small independent businesses on Burnside and Couch would be buried under construction for years if this couplet goes forward. Make no mistake: this is about politics, landowners and "independent planners" who want this project to provide them with a living for seven MORE years. ALL of our City has better places to spend this time and money -- let's spread it around and fix some things that need fixing -- not just break something that will work REALLY well by adding a few cheap stoplights!!

Posted by pdxcook | April 11, 2007 7:36 AM

I guess it's time once again to point out that the Prime Meridians would be a good name for a band.
Speaking of words, I cringe at calling this road project a couplet. It just sounds so dainty and stupid.
You want a couplet:
Portland is the lovely place where I used to reside.
Now I live in an amusement park, and this is the latest ride.

Posted by Bill McDonald | April 11, 2007 7:39 AM

The "equator of Portland"d doesn't mesh with the European image our "planners" ant the Big O are promoting.

Posted by Cynthia | April 11, 2007 7:46 AM

How many Catholic voters are there in Portland?

Someone recently said Sam is a good vote counter (meaning he can count to three.) Is he a good enough vote counter to assess the Catholic vote?

This could be a fatal misstep for Sam.

Posted by Rob Kremer | April 11, 2007 8:30 AM

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