I try to not think about work while on vacation, but I couldn’t help think of Better Naito and Waterfront Park while I was in La Paz, Mexico with family over winter break. The reason? A dreamy piece of public space known as the Malecón.
Even where it isn’t blocked, Naito’s existing goatpath often spills over during festivals.(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland) A week after Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick’s office called out Naito Parkway for failing to provide “a minimum level of safety for the traveling public” along Waterfront Park, other central-city institutions are weighing in.
Hoping to create a “Pedestrian Priority Zone” on Waterfront Park path, new signs from the Parks Bureau will encourage fast riders to use Naito instead.
Bicycling on the paths in Waterfront Park is how many Portlanders get from point A to point B. But they’re also popular with tourists, people strolling during the lunch hour, jogging, and so on.
The path in Waterfront Park.(Photo © J. Maus) Early last Friday morning, a man was kicked out of Waterfront Park for 30 days by a Portland Police officer because he was riding in the park at 4:30 am (the park is closed from midnight to 5 a.m.). The incident has sparked an interesting debate about … Read more
Notice of Exclusion written to Matt Cleinman for trespassing in Waterfront Park. – Larger version (90kb jpg) – At 4:30 am this morning, a Portland Police officer issued a Portland man a notice of exclusion and warning for trespassing because he was riding his bicycle through Waterfront Park while the park was closed. Matt Cleinman, … Read more