Portland, OR – According to the city officials, four blocks of SW Park Avenue between SW Main and SW Clay streets will undergo weekly parking enforcement for street sweeping as part of the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s new sweeping and parking pilot project in downtown Portland starting April 26 between the hours of 10 p.m. Wednesday night and 5 a.m. Thursday morning.
The pilot will last for 12 weeks, with ongoing data collection and evaluation, to determine its effectiveness.
The pilot project will use the small segment of one downtown street to test the effectiveness of street sweeping using parking education and enforcement. Across Portland, vehicles parked on the street overnight make it difficult for PBOT crews to adequately clean roadways from curb-to-curb for a “clean sweep.”
Many cities around the country have regulations that prohibit parking during posted times and days to facilitate effective street sweeping.