There’s an extensive piece in the Oregonian’s In Portland section about the Burnside Plan. It analyzes the power politics behind support and opposition to the couplet plan.
Watching the process of deconstructing the results of many years of planning, accompanied by lots of public outreach and input, after the fact, makes me wonder if we should have a name for this process. How about “Burnsiding”?
For example, we could say that the Transit Mall is in the process of being Burnsided.
Update: Ryan Frank, the writer of the O story, posted additional info and links on his City Hall blog.