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First Sunday Parkways of 2012 is this weekend on Mother's Day

May 7, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Dan Anderson
503-823-3723
dan.anderson@portlandoregon.gov


NEWS ADVISORY
First Sunday Parkways of 2012 is this weekend on Mother’s Day


WHAT
The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced that the first Sunday Parkways of 2012 is coming to northeastPortlandon May 13.

Sunday Parkways is a series of free community events opening the city's largest public space – its streets – for people to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation. Estimates put total attendance at the events above 100,000 since 2008. Residents and visitors say they come to enjoy the traffic-free loop of streets connecting parks and schools filled with activities, music and vendors. It’s safe, family-friendly and a chance to meet neighbors.

Motorized vehicles will be allowed to pass through the route at designated crossings and allowed on the route for resident access only.

WHERE
The eight-mile northeast Portland Sunday Parkways route will connectWoodlawn,Albertaand Fernhill parks andRiglerSchool. Music and activities are located in the parks and along the route. Please see the attached map for details.

WHEN
Sunday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

WHO
Sunday Parkways is organized by the Portland Bureau of Transportation with its many community partners, including Kaiser Permanente, Universal Cycles, Portland Parks & Recreation, Metro and the Bike Gallery. It’s free to attend and open to the public.

For more information about Sunday Parkways and the “Every Dollar Counts!” campaign, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599.

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