I rode to the Portland Clinic Downtown from NE today. I went over the Broadway Bridge and continued on Broadway. As I reached the bottom of Hoytt, I had to do a little chicane that the bike lane takes, and then line myself up for the protected bike lane after Glisan … and the lane was filled with parked cars the whole way to Burnside, forcing me to thread the lane between parked cars and the plastic bollards in the buffer zone. How does PBOT screw this up so badly? How do drivers screw this up so badly?
PBOT should have made the bike lane more conspicuous with green paint and more bike only markings. Parking enforcement should be ticketing and towing those cars because they are blocking a travel lane illegally.
Drivers screw this up because – in what world do you ever park between bollards (even if they’re just plastic wands) and the curb?
As I predicted, PBOT would lay it down, dust off their hands and consider it a job well done as they pat themselves on the back as they walk away and forget about it forever.