Well, it was probably inevitable, but in the “Dirtlab at Gateway Green” Facebook group there have been several reports of park users finding fliers on their cars instructing them not to park in the Maywood Park neighborhood-- which as you may or not know, is its own city, having left Portland in an effort to block the construction of the I-205 freeway.
There are also statements from Linda Robinson of Friends of Gateway Green indicating that Maywood Park residents are poised to enact new parking regulations in response.
It’s clear that Maywood doesn’t want MTB parking in their neighborhood. Meanwhile, riders who drive to Gateway Green don’t feel safe parking closer to Gateway Transit Center. Which is, in my opinion, a somewhat valid concern given the staggering level of trash, property crime and general decay that the city’s allowed to snowball.
Another major problem is plain old awareness: few people seem to know if they’re allowed to park at Fred Meyer or the Trimet Park-and-Ride. Of course nobody wants their car towed, either.
Personally I live close enough nearby to “ride to the ride”, though 205 path safety concerns often make me think twice about it.
Any thoughts? Would love to hear what Maywood residents think, too.