PBOT will add posts to stop automobile parking on new NW Flanders bike lane

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cars parked in bike lane on NW Flanders

Vehicles parked in contraflow bike lane on NW Flanders simply west of thirteenth.
(Picture: Will O.)

When Portlander Will O. bought bored with seeing individuals park their automobiles within the bike lane on Northwest Flanders between thirteenth and 14th, he flagged the difficulty for the town on PDX Reporter. “However finally,” he shared in an electronic mail to transportation bureau workers final week, “this feels prefer it must be resolved with infrastructure.”

It seems, the town agrees.

Will walks and bikes on the lately accomplished NW Flanders bikeway and stated it’s “routinely full of automobiles” on that block simply east of the Ned Flanders Crossing. “Most of the time, I’m compelled to navigate round a parked automobile and into oncoming site visitors,” he shared to the PBOT staffer. “That is very true at peak night site visitors occasions, when a secure route is most necessary.”

As we speak Will obtained a response from PBOT. They plan to put in white plastic posts alongside the bike lane on this block to discourage parking. The work is deliberate to be accomplished in December or January. The PBOT staffer stated they’ve additionally flagged the difficulty with their parking enforcement workforce in hopes that it will possibly get further consideration within the night hours.

Do you employ the Flanders bikeway? How’s it working for you?