Better Naito launches for the summer

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Better Naito officially launched Tuesday. 

The project reconfigures Naito Parkway from the Hawthorne Bridge to the Steel Bridge for 5 months during the festival season. One northbound lane of Naito closes to create more space for cyclists and pedestrians.

According to PBOT, the Better Naito project is good for majority of people. Last year, people took 400,000 bike trips in the extra lane. PBOT also said the added safety is worth what they consider to be a minor inconvenience to drivers.

Better Naito’s white posts will stay up through the end of September.

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