Now that the Cesar Chavez Blvd contretemps has run its course (mostly), another citizens group has formed to rename yet another street: 42nd Avenue.
Who is Douglas Adams? He's best-known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series of science fiction comedy novels.
Transforming 42nd Avenue into Douglas Adams Boulevard will reflect upon all those who live and work in the City of Portland.
It will reflect Portlanders’ commitment to the arts.
It will reflect Portlanders’ respect for the environment.
It will reflect Portlanders’ desire to provide technological access to all.
It will reflect Portlanders’ passion to further education to all people.
It will remind all Portlanders’ the most important lesson in times of uncertainty and fear…
Yes, but why 42nd?
Rename42nd.org doesn't provide the answer. However, as a service to BlueOregon readers, we will. But it's a spoiler for the comedy series, so we'll offer it on the jump.
You see, in the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a computer is built to find "The Ultimate Answer to The Great Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" and a simple answer is requested.
After seven million years, the computer responds with the answer: 42.
Later, after much galactic frustration, another computer is built to figure out what the question was.
There's more detail at Wikipedia. See "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything".
(Hat tip to Mercury Blogtown.)