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We know one-way streets keep traffic flowing more efficiently. I wonder why we can’t extend this directional separation of traffic to include an occasional bike boulevard. Why do we have to create NEW paths? Haven’t we already spent an excessive amount of space dedicated to the car? I would rather close some side roads and allocate them for bikes rather than pay for expensive new trails. Streets like SE Clinton St. (which is such a major commuter bike route from S.E. Portland to downtown) would be a good candidate for this. Clinton is a designated bike boulevard but is packed full of cars avoiding traffic on Powell and Division during rush hour. I wonder why we can’t close roads like Clinton by simply posting signs saying “no through car traffic” and enforce it.
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