Erik Henriksen

We've reached the tragic time of year when the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) pulls the plug on that little piece of summertime magic we call Better Naito.

Yup, that one glorious lane of Natio Parkway that's been blocked off to car traffic and turned into a bicycle cycle track (and low-key sidewalk?) since April will turn back into a car lane on September 23. Womp womp.

According to PBOT, Better Naito will return in April 2019. But instead of waiting around for Naito to be best, or for the Portland Business Alliance to DESTROY IT FOREVER, help the city make it permanent. PBOT's considering turning Better Naito into a year-round delight —but it needs your input to make it a reality.

Swing by these upcoming open houses or blast off an email this month to get PBOT's attention.

Thursday, Sept 13, 4 pm at PSU's Karl Miller Center, 615 SW Harrison
Tuesday, Sept 18, 4 pm at OMSI Auditorium, 1945 SE Water

Now go pedal the hell out of Better Naito while you still have the chance.