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Art Museum’s easement expansion request on hold amid stiff opposition at first Council hearing

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 25th, 2017 at 12:32 pm

The Portland Art Museum says their $50 million expansion plans would create one of our city’s best public spaces — but it’s the existing public space they want to close that has put their project on shaky ground.

Portland City Council held its first hearing on PAM’s Rothko Pavillion project last week. At issue is whether or not the City should amend an existing public easement on SW Madison between Park and 10th that runs between the museum’s two main buildings. PAM’s new pavillion aims to connect the buildings with a new structure that would display art, host events, and serve as its main entrance. The public would be allowed to move through the new structure without buying a ticket; but access would be limited to museum hours (10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday through Wednesday and 10:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday and Friday) and people riding bicycles or walking dogs would be completely prohibited.
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Portland’s joyfully nerdy new Multimodal Singers quartet brings poetry to motion

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on April 1st, 2015 at 9:02 am

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Retired PBOT staffer Ellen Vanderslice is one of four vocalists (all with architecture degrees) behind the new Multimodal Singers quartet.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

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City ready to roll with projects to improve biking and walking in East Portland

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 12th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Ellen Vanderslice of PBOT presented
the report at a meeting last night.
(Photos © J. Maus)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has released the public draft of their East Portland in Motion report, a five year strategy that sets a blueprint for improving biking and walking conditions in East Portland.

Work on the report has taken place over the past year through a variety of public meetings and surveys. The purpose, says a Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) statement, is to, “create a seamless network of accessible trails, sidewalks and bikeways that enable active transportation in the community.”[Read more…]

Vanderslice chosen to help lead Bike Master Plan Update effort

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 18th, 2008 at 10:54 am

Ellen Vanderslice is the new
Project Manager for the
Bike Master Plan Update.

The City of Portland’s languishing effort to update its Bicycle Master Plan just got a shoot in the arm. Ellen Vanderslice, an effective bureaucrat and well-known activist for people-friendly cities, has been selected as Project Manager for the Bicycle Master Plan Update process.

PDOT staffers have been working on an update to the all-important plan for nearly three years now. Our current plan was adopted by City Council in 1995 and it was intended to be updated in 2005.[Read more…]