Portland Walking Tours

Mario Cart Icons Painted in North Portland Bike Lane

August 25th, 2010

File this one under keep Portland Weird. Some enterprising artist decided to enliven the morning bike commute for everyone who rides along North Williams Street by painting symbols from Nintento’s Mario Cart in the bike lane. There are stars, mushrooms, power boosts and, of course, the dreaded banana peel, which in the game makes you spin out. Everyone here who bikes has certainly wished for power boost, or two, on some morning rides.

You can see a clip of the local KATU coverage here: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/24/mario-kart-symbols-appear-on-bike-lanes-in-portland-ore/