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What does New Zealand Parking Strategy Shake Up Mean to SE Hawthorne?

Subscriber Post by roberta on September 3rd, 2020 at 8:48 am

In light of the dismal corridor options presented for SE Hawthorne, I encourage PBOT employees watch parking policy expert, Stuart Donovan make the argument that no parking serves equity goals. I believe PBOT can take a few hints from Aussies on using parking policy to address equity issues, plus the accent is fun!

PBOT needs to add a new corridor option that removes parking entirely and adds a shared biking, transit and cargo delivery options spaces. Shared freight parking in the middle with a higher speed centered bike lane could be an option. Observe Hawthorne in the early am when all the fresh deliveries are happening. These drivers are at risk all the time. All the corridor options developed should be scrapped. Start over. Remove parking, add bike lane.

How is it possible that SE Foster Street gets a bike lane and Hawthorne Street does not? Because they are concerned about Foster/Lent Bus commuters? This makes absolutely no sense. Bikes are the most equitable form of transport and should always take priority over parking.

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