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Portland’s mayor has his own solution to ‘brutal’ downtown parking

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling rides his scooter down Fore Street on Tuesday afternoon. Strimling said he likes riding the scooter because it’s easy to park on the city’s congested peninsula and it lowers his carbon footprint. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling knows how to beat Portland’s clogged summer peninsula traffic. He parks his car. Instead, he throws a leg over his scooter and zips around town with his face in the wind. “Traffic in this city is just brutal,” he told me, sitting on his orange, Italian-styled steed, parked in front of City Hall on […]