Seems to be some confusion as to what this is. Bike lane usage is mandatory in Portland.
PORTLAND, Ore, — A new bicycle track in downtown Portland is moving parking spaces farther into the street.
The track was set to be opened on Monday on SW Broadway near Portland State University.
The city says it aims to protect cyclists from downtown traffic by putting the lane between the curb and the parking spots.
Portland Mayor Sam Adams and PSU President Win WIewel said they hoped the lanes would encourage the economic and environmental climate and sustainability in the city.