Monday, July 11, 2016

Honoring Transportation Alternatives - Portland, Oregon

At the very popular Mississippi Street Fair in Portland, Oregon, car parking is at a premium.  So drivers of 83 cars decided to park in the bike lanes. Bad idea.

A single city parking enforcement officer almost certainly paid for his or her time at the Mississippi Street Fair Saturday, issuing 83 parking tickets for $80 each to cars parked in Mississippi Street's bike lanes during the annual north Portland festival.

Drivers ignored the alternative transportation options suggested in this city that is serious about car-less travel. Highlighted on the organizer's website was the paid parking lots at two nearby schools, with proceeds to benefit the schools. It also noted three temporary bike parking locations and transit access via the Yellow High-Speed Rail Line and TriMet’s frequent No. 4 bus line.