Pat shares this rundown of the traffic situation on the narrowed Commercial Street after the recent installation of the cycle track.
A tour bus parked on the residential side of Commercial Street (now single lane traffic vs. 2 lanes pre bike lanes) blocked traffic while unloading passengers.
At least when Commercial St. was 2 lanes both ways before the cycle track, double parking (while illegal) to quickly unload groceries, have appliance delivered, furniture etc. did not create a safety hazard by forcing cars into oncoming traffic.
The tour bus parking is of course a whole other issue. The driver had a 93 year old passenger so he wanted to accommodate he or she. The bus did depart as soon as passengers were off bus.