Not the best place for a stroller.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland unless noted)
Another summer is on the way, and the story is familiar: Waterfront Park has become such a success that people on foot are spilling onto the bed of Naito Parkway, the five-lane street that runs beside it.
During festivals like the Cinco de Mayo event that wrapped up Tuesday, the park is fenced off by barriers that are typically dragged right up to the curb, forcing the many people walking to the festival to use the bike lane — and forcing the many people biking on Naito directly into car traffic.
But though the problem isn’t new, more people seem to be wondering this spring if something could be done about it.