September 3, 2010
More Than a Pothole, Less Than a Street
Via the SW Trails list serve:
Five PSU graduate students organized as Larke Planning created a report detailing potential options for taking unimproved streets in the City of Portland and upgrading them in ways that are potentially very creative and useful, but less expensive than building a complete street up to City standards. Well worth a read.
September 7, 2010 5:09 PM
Lenny Anderson Says:
I grew up with a pothole filled street in Multnomah...slower traffic, our dog slept in potholes waiting for cars to chase; we played in the street with no fear of fast cars. Oh, we even collected a few auto parts from time to time from vehicles that did not adhere the "designed" speed limit of about 10 mph. The LID idea floated around from time to time, but it would have meant the loss of our big maple, more run off into the basement, not to mention the loss of a peaceful public space from 35th to 37th on SW Hume. Indeed the lawn maintained by the resident at 36th & Hume was coopted by us local kids for softball and football when my mother noted that it was actually SW 36th! Potholes are just random, low cost speed control devices and are very effective.