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News Advisory: Commissioner Steve Novick kicks off three months of Better Naito

better naito(May 2, 2016) Commissioner Steve Novick and Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat will join representatives of Better Block PDX and the festivals and events participating in Better Naito at Salmon Springs Fountain to kick off three months of safer access to Waterfront Park. Commissioner Novick, Director Treat, Rose Festival Association CEO Jeff Curtis and Better Block PDX volunteer Gwen Shaw will give remarks about the importance of Better Naito for Portlanders. Following opening remarks, participants will walk, bike and roll on Better Naito in a demonstration of how the lane conversion operates as a two-way walking and biking facility.



Commissioner Steve Novick, City of Portland

Leah Treat, Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Jeff Curtis, CEO, Rose Festival Association

Gwen Shaw, Volunteer, Better Block PDX


WHAT: Commissioner Steve Novick, Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat and representatives from Better Block PDX and seven festivals and events taking place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park this summer will gather at Salmon Street Springs to inaugurate the 2016 Better Naito Pilot Project.

WHEN:  May 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Salmon Street Springs Fountain – 1000 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204

VISUALS:  Speakers from PBOT, the Rose Festival Association, Better Block PDX and representatives from seven different festivals and events happening this summer at Waterfront Park. Event participants will walk, bike and roll on the fully installed and operating Better Naito following opening remarks.