(Photo by J.Maus/BikePortland)
"If parking is so valuable to business owners that our right of way can't be used for traffic (bike traffic) flow, then that parking should be priced,"
— Open house attendee
Trying to summarize all the opinions of Portlanders who came to last month's trio of open houses on the 20s Bikeway would be "like summarizing 250 essays on 25 or so different subjects," project manager Rich Newlands wrote in an email Wednesday.
But on one high-profile issue, it's actually not too hard to tally attendees' opinions: should the west side of 28th Avenue between Stark Street and Interstate 84 have a buffered bike lane, or auto parking?
At its public open houses, the city got 90 direct comments on the subject. Of them, 48 supported at least one buffered bike lane, while 42 preferred to reserve the space for auto parking.