On Friday, May 15, between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be a hearing on proposed new administrative rules around parking at State offices. The hearing will be in the General Services Building, Mt. Mazama Conference Room, 1225 Ferry Street SE.
In the proposed rules are the following:
Lots of people lock up to parking signs because the racks are so bad. But soon that will be prohibited:
(D) Bicycles parked in any area designated for motor vehicle parking, or chained to signposts, stairwells, trees or other structures not designated for bicycle parking are subject to being removed at the owner's expense, without notice and impounded according to OAR 125-090-0150.Let Odie Vogel (firstname.lastname@example.org), Manager Parking and Commuting Services, know that you are concerned that there is not enough safe, highly visible, and high quality bike parking for this policy to work.
Without good bike parking, the policy will likely operate as a disincentive for bike parking and bike commuting. The State should be making it easier, not more difficult, to bike!