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South Tabor residents push for fixes that would ‘Solve Woodward’

Conditions on the SE Woodward Street neighborhood greenway between 60th and 62nd. (Photo: South Tabor N’hood Association) Flyer for Tuesday night’s meeting. The Land Use and Transportation Committee of the South Tabor Neighborhood Association will dedicate their monthly meeting tomorrow night (10/15) to a traffic safety issue on SE Woodward Street just east of Franklin High School. This section of Woodward is a popular neighborhood greenway between two schools and a key east-west connect...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Clinton, Woodward, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Clinton Street, Franklin High School, Jonathan Maus, Neighborhood Greenways, N Central Ave, Woodward St, South Tabor Neighborhood Association, SE Woodward Street, STNA

Blue light for bike riders part of detection research project

See the new sign and blue light in upper right.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) PBOT has been trying to educate bicycle riders how to get green lights for a long time now. I spotted their latest effort at a north Portland intersection earlier this week. First they put little bicycle markings over the signal sensor. Then they added signs telling people to stop over the markings. Then they added a blue light that could detect your presence and offer assurance that your request had been submit...
Tags: Research, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Signals, Chris Monsere, TREC at PSU

Josh Frydenberg steers clear of the ‘S’ word while asking states to boost economy

Treasurer calls on his state counterparts to start spending – without uttering the word ‘stimulus’ onceJosh Frydenberg has called on the states to bring forward smaller-scale infrastructure spending to boost the economy after a meeting with his state counterparts, without uttering the word “stimulus” once.Frydenberg and the prime minister, Scott Morrison, don’t like to invoke the “S” word. But with the RBA having been forced to cut interest rates to historic lows in an attempt to boost economic ...
Tags: Australia news, Infrastructure, Australian politics, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, RBA

Construction of N Greeley bike path has finally started

Drawing of north end of project at Greeley and Going where southbound bicycle riders will cross into the new protected path. Construction detour map. Click to enlarge. (PBOT) The City of Portland is finally building a new path on North Greeley Avenue that’s been nearly three years in the making. We first reported news of PBOT’s plans for a protected path on Greeley in February 2017. After several delays, PBOT now says construction has begun and the $1.8 million project will be complete ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Greeley, N Greeley Ave, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Swan Island, North Greeley Avenue, Willamette Blvd

California's Largest Utility to Shut Off Power to 800,000 Customers Due to Wildfire Risk

Power shutoffs are slated to hit customers in 34 of California’s 58 counties between Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon due to high risk of wildfires, with utility company Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) saying it expected nearly 800,000 customers to be affected.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Climate Change, California, Environment, Infrastructure, Wildfires, Pge, Pacific Gas and Electric, Pacific Gas and Electricity PG E

Southwest school principal: Fewer driving lanes is ‘best ever for safety’

More space for biking, less space for driving outside Markham School in southwest Portland. (Photos: City of Portland) “The changes respect the lives of children and adults.”— Shawn Garnett, principal of Markham School We get the feeling around here that public opinion around street design is shifting in Portland. A statement from a local school principal released by the City of Portland this week validates that feeling. The rate at which the City of Portland is redistributing street ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Portland Community College, Markham, Jonathan Maus, Glisan, SW Capitol Highway, Hannah Schafer, Markham Elementary School, Road Diets, Markham School, Shawn Garnett, East Glisan

Should we build it? Decision time nears for Oak Grove – Lake Oswego bridge project

One of the leading choices for the alignment of the bridge. (Graphic: Clackamas County) “I am extremely opposed…I feel that this project mainly benefits a small group of avid cyclists.”— Public comment on OGLO Bridge project Just about two weeks from today, the committee tasked with deciding whether or not a new carfree bridge should be built between Oak Grove and Lake Oswego will meet for the last time. Their choice could come down to how willing they are to push beyond opposition from...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Bridges, Ada, Metro, State Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Oak Grove, Willamette River, Clackamas County, Milwaukie, Stephen Williams, Paul Savas

Manchester to consult on bringing buses under public control

Plans prompt warning from bus operator that local taxpayers face ‘massive bill’Proposals to bring buses in Manchester under public control will be put out for consultation next week, prompting a warning from one of the biggest operators that it would mean a “massive bill” for local taxpayers.Greater Manchester combined authority (GMCA) has given the go-ahead for a three-month public consultation that could result in the city region implementing a London-style franchising system for buses. Contin...
Tags: Business, Politics, London, Money, Society, UK News, Infrastructure, Labour, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Transport, Local Government, Mayoral elections, Local Politics, Andy Burnham, Transport policy

With key federal approval, Portland is ‘full steam ahead’ on bus lane project

Red bus lane in Seattle.(Photo: Seattle DOT) “They are an absurdly obvious idea and it’s even more absurd that the federal government had to give us permission.”— Jarrett Walker, transit consultant Just days before New Yorkers marveled in the success of a bus lane project on a major street in Manhattan, Portlanders who want transit to play a more dominant role on our streets received some very good news. Late last month, the Portland Bureau of Transportation received approval from the ...
Tags: Washington, Senate, San Francisco, Sport, Front Page, Transit, Infrastructure, Cycling, Wheeler, Portland, Manhattan, Capitol Hill, City Council, Seattle, Everett, Federal Highway Administration

Deadly Fungus, Fat Bear Week, PS5 Leaks, and Hot Dog Salad: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

No news this week could possibly compare to the “hot dog salad” abomination created by a certain Gizmodo colleague, which has taken our forbidden sandwich out back, choked it to death, and absorbed it into its goopy morass. But reader, we tried.Read more...
Tags: Google, Ipad, Gaming, Facebook, Star Wars, Comics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Review, Microsoft, Internet, Climate Change

Tokyo Ranked 16th Bicycle-friendly City in 2019

Tokyo was recently ranked 16th in the 2019 Copanhagenize Index of bicycle-friendly cities. With a multitude of cities around the globe with forward-looking mayors and planners taking positives strides towards emulating the outstanding success of cycling in The Netherlands and Denmark and investing in safe, well-designed cycling infrastructure, I was surprised that Tokyo had not disappeared from the top 20 altogether. The Copenhagen Index is a biannual ranking of the worlds most progressive cycl...
Tags: Japan, Sport, Infrastructure, Cycling, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Denmark, The Netherlands, Byron Kidd, Copenhagen Index, Copenhagen Design Co, Tokyo Metropolitan Area

How is cycling infrastructure shaping up for the Tokyo Olympics?

Six years have passed since Tokyo was announced as the host fo the 2020 Olympic games, as someone with a keen interest in urban development I was excited about all potential change and new developments the Olympics could bring to Tokyo, particularly in the area of transport and cycling infrastructure. So, how are things shaping up?Much of my excitement for the future of cycling infrastructure beginning with the announcement in 2013 was the general acceptance in that, while the legacy did not las...
Tags: Feature, Japan, London, Sport, Infrastructure, Cycling, Netherlands, Tokyo, Denmark, Nice, Seoul, Haneda Airport, Lee, Tokyo Bay, Lee Myung, Byron Kidd

As area grows, North Vancouver Ave gets more space for cycling

Note where the old lanes have been removed. New bike lane is now away from door-zone and commands more of the street space. (Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) While the North Vancouver-Williams corridor continues to grow at a dizzying pace with new residential and commercial buildings popping up everywhere, the space allocated for driving continues to shrink. It’s been almost five years since the City of Portland restriped Williams to give bicycle users more space. Now they’re doing the same th...
Tags: Cook, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Williams, Portland, Broadway, Vancouver, FREMONT, Russell, Russell Street, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, BP Headlines, N Vancouver Avenue

Medians, new bike crossings coming to NE Tillamook at 21st

(Conceptual renderings of NE Tillamook and 21st from City of Portland) The City of Portland says they’re all set to start building a set of safety updates at a tricky, off-set intersection on the Tillamook Neighborhood Greenway. Tillamook is one of the oldest and most vital east-west streets in our cycling network. It provides a link between the Eliot neighborhood near I-5 to Madison South near I-205. But the once proud bike boulevard has started to show its age as the number of people w...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Ada, Woodlawn, Flint, Lloyd, Eliot, Chris Thomas, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Portland The City, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, NE Tillamook

First U.S. Gas Station Transitions to EV Charging

A gas station in Takoma Park, Maryland, has become the first in America to abandon fuel pumps for EV chargers. Established in 1958, RS Automotives was your typical, small town oil change place. There were three service bays, a convenience store, some light parking, and what used to be a trio of fueling pumps. On Thursday, […] The post First U.S. Gas Station Transitions to EV Charging appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Maryland, America, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Gas Station, News Blog, Takoma Park Maryland, BEVs, EV Charging, Fuel Pumps

Long-term Building in Japan

The Ise Shrine in Japan, which has been rebuilt every 20 years for over 1,400 years.  When I started working with Stewart Brand over two decades ago, he told me about the ideas behind Long Now, and how we might build the seed for a very long-lived institution. One of the first examples he mentioned to me was Ise Shrine in Japan, which has been rebuilt every 20 years in adjacent sites for over 1,400 years. This shrine is made of ephemeral materials like wood and thatch, but its symbiotic re...
Tags: Japan, Future, Bbc, Infrastructure, Unesco, Tokyo, Holland, Sfo, Christ, Kyoto, Osaka, Suntory, Kami, Buddhist, Daniel, Danny

VMware Entering the IT Infrastructure Composability Game

VMworld 2019 proved to be a very good event. Although new product announcements were limited, the company made a great show of technology previews that kept people’s attention and helped attendees better understand VMware’s strategy, product roadmaps, and upcoming features. In this scenario, one feature that attracted my attention is the ability of future VMware vSphere versions to share remote GPUs (thanks to a technology coming from a recent acquisition). At the moment, many might consider thi...
Tags: Blog, Seo, Infrastructure, Data Center, Gpu, Vmware, Data Virtualization, Nvme, Hci, VDI, VSAN, Vmworld, Composability, Andy Banta NetApp

What a Prehistoric Monument Reveals about the Value of Maintenance

Members of Long Now London chalking the White Horse of Uffington, a 3000-year-old prehistoric hill figure in England. Photo by Peter Landers. Imagine, if you will, that you could travel back in time three thousand years to the late Bronze Age, with a bird’s eye view of a hill near the present-day village of Uffington, in Oxfordshire, England. From that vantage, you’d see the unmistakable outlines of a white horse etched into the hillside. It is enormous — roughly the size of a football fie...
Tags: Europe, England, London, Future, San Francisco, Cities, Infrastructure, Oxford, Smithsonian, Smith, Golden Gate Bridge, Ucla, Daniel, Göbekli Tepe, Paul Nash, Oxfordshire England

Building a Scalable Terraform Project Framework

In this post I will be introducing a framework we have developed for managing Terraform projects, which helps us keep our code reusable and consistent across environments. This post assumes you are already familiar with the basic operations of managing infrastructure with Terraform, and familiar with the ideas behind using modules. My examples are quite simplified and only serve to show our project structure. Laying the Groundwork The first step in creating a robust, scalable Terraform project...
Tags: Blog, Infrastructure, Aws, IAC, HashiCorp, eLearning, Sid, Iam, Terraform, Terragrunt

Manhole Covers Roundabout Saint John

~ Another installment of these cast iron circles, this time from Saint John, New Brunswick. Hard to say for certain, but I found this group a bit grittier than those in other places. ~   Similar Posts on O’Canada: > Halifax’s Manhole Covers > Creativity Afoot!: Toronto’s Varied Manhole Covers > Manhole Covers of Quebec […]
Tags: Art, New Brunswick, Photography, Canada, Circles, Cities, Cityscapes, Design, Infrastructure, Inspiration, Manhole Covers, Saint John, Street

The Human Cost of Cyberattacks

The International Committee of the Red Cross has just published a report: "The Potential Human Cost of Cyber-Operations." It's the result of an "ICRC Expert Meeting" from last year, but was published this week. Here's a shorter blog post if you don't want to read the whole thing. And">commentary by one of the authors. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Malware, Infrastructure, Cyberattack, Reports, Bruce Schneier

Driving Dystopias: China Doesn’t Sound Terribly Fun

With China having become the world’s largest automotive market by individual sales, it’s worth keeping tabs on it for burgeoning driving trends. While that’s predominantly revolved around electric vehicles, the People’s Republic also has pretty strict driving rules backed by some of the tightest monitoring of a civilian population imaginable. China is setting up a vast […] The post Driving Dystopias: China Doesn’t Sound Terribly Fun appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Big Data, Government, China, Infrastructure, Editorials, Autos, Data Centers, Data Mining, News Blog, Automotive Data, Social Credit System, Road Laws, Driving Data, Vehicle Surveillance

Independent networks increase full-fibre coverage by 30%, reaching nearly 1.3 million premises

New INCA and Point Topic survey finds industry expects this to rise – but INCA CEO says there is still more to be done to meet Government targets   London, UK, May 29, 2019: A new report has today revealed Read more… The post Independent networks increase full-fibre coverage by 30%, reaching nearly 1.3 million premises appeared first on Guest Post, Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, PR |
Tags: Technology, Seo, Infrastructure, Telecom, London UK, Digital Infrastructure, Guest Post Telecom Media Technology News, Point Topic

After the 3rd place in the Bermudes 1000, the next goal of Pedote and Prysmian group is the Armen Race

“Thanks to my determination, I’ve achieved a good result and now we look towards the great Vendée Globe challenge with confidence”   Milan, 28th May 2019 – After the excellent result achieved in the Bermudes 1000, Prysmian Group and Giancarlo Read more… The post After the 3rd place in the Bermudes 1000, the next goal of Pedote and Prysmian group is the Armen Race appeared first on Guest Post, Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, PR |
Tags: Technology, Milan, Seo, Infrastructure, Telecom, Prysmian Group, Vendee Globe, Guest Post Telecom Media Technology News, Cable Systems Industry, Optical Fibres, Pedote, Giancarlo Read

Connected Britain the biggest ever as UK fibre race gathers pace in preparation for 5G future

London, UK, 28 May 2019 – Connected Britain – now well established as the UK’s flagship conference and exhibition – is set to break all records when it opens its doors on June 18 at the Business Design Centre in Read more… The post Connected Britain the biggest ever as UK fibre race gathers pace in preparation for 5G future appeared first on Guest Post, Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, PR |
Tags: UK, Technology, Seo, Infrastructure, Britain, Telecom, Network, Lte, 5g, Telecom News Updates, London UK, FTTH, LTE 4G, Telecom Services updates, 5g Networks, Guest Post Telecom Media Technology News

TriMet wants to build protected intersections at three locations in east Portland

Graphic of proposed design for SE Division and 162nd shown by TriMet this week. Staff working on TriMet’s Division Transit Project dropped a bit of a bombshell at the end of an advisory committee meeting earlier this week: They plan to build protected intersections at SE 122nd, 148th, and 162nd. Protected intersections are a big deal. They are considered the safest way to handle bicycle traffic at what’s typically considered the weakest link in a safe facility. According to the National Highway...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Projects, TriMet, Protected Intersections, Division Transit Project

Pelosi Describes Trump’s ‘Temper Tantrum’ As He Pounded The Table

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday at her press conference that she watched President Donald Trump “pound on the table” and “walk out the door” during the infrastructure meeting planned for Wednesday. “Next time, have the TV cameras in there while I have my say,” she said. “That didn’t work for him either. Now this time, another temper tantrum.” “Again, I pray for the president of the United States,” she added. “I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have...
Tags: News, Infrastructure, United States, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Kate Riga, Pelosi Describes Trump

Pelosi Says Trump Had ‘Temper Tantrum’; Trump Insists He Was ‘Very Polite And Calm’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to her House members Wednesday saying that President Donald Trump had a “temper tantrum” instead of attending the infrastructure meeting with congressional leadership. “Democrats are here for the country,” she wrote. “Sadly, the only job the President seems to be concerned with is his own. He threatened to stop working with Democrats on all legislation unless we end oversight of his Administration and he had a temper tantrum for us all to see.” ...
Tags: News, Infrastructure, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Pelosi, Kate Riga, Pelosi Says Trump

Visiting the NSA

Yesterday, I visited the NSA. It was Cyber Command's birthday, but that's not why I was there. I visited as part of the Berklett Cybersecurity Project, run out of the Berkman Klein Center and funded by the Hewlett Foundation. (BERKman hewLETT -- get it? We have a web page, but it's badly out of date.) It was a full day of meetings, all unclassified but under the Chatham House Rule. Gen. Nakasone welcomed us and took questions at the start. Various senior officials spoke with us on a variety of ...
Tags: Usa, Privacy, Nsa, China, Russia, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, Machine Learning, Fisa, Bruce Schneier, US Cyber Command, National Security Policy, Berkman Klein Center, Berklett Cybersecurity Project, Hewlett Foundation BERKman, Chatham House Rule Gen Nakasone

Elevated Green Loop path emerges from latest Broadway Corridor plans

Rendering of Green Loop path through Broadway Corridor site. Broadway Bridge in upper right. (ZGF Architects) The flyover lives. New renderings and details for the Green Loop through the Broadway Corridor project site have been made available by architects working on the project. They include our most detailed view yet of how the path will navigate from the Parks Blocks, through the site, and up to the 30-foot high junction at NW Lovejoy and the Broadway Bridge. After a general planning con...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Usps, Portland, Broadway, Johnson, Park Avenue, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Broadway Bridge, Lovejoy, Broadway Corridor, North Park Blocks, Jonathan Maus, Green Loop