An update on the community dialogue around bicycling on 28th Avenue and a guest essay from a business owner who signed the pro-parking petition.
Why did over 60 business owners along 28th Avenue oppose a bike lane? Read the letter they wrote to PBOT and see all of its signatories.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation on Thursday backed off from its proposal to replace about 100 auto parking spaces on 28th Avenue near Burnside with a buffered bike lane.
For years, as Portland has looked for ways to calm auto traffic in commercial districts like N Denver, SE Stark or NE 28th, the biggest tool in its shed – the speed bump – has been off limits.
For the most vocal business owners along 28th Avenue’s commercial strip, the mystery of the moment seems to be: why can’t people on bikes just take 30th instead?