June 21, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland Bureau of Transportation
Sunday Parkways returns to N. Portland this weekend
The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced that the second Sunday Parkways of 2012 is coming to north Portland this weekend on June 24.
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 and emergency access.
The 9.5-mile north Portland Sunday Parkways route will connect McCoy Park, New Columbia, Kenton Park, Peninsula Park, Arbor Lodge Park, Willamette Bluff and Columbia Park Annex. Music and activities are located in the parks and along the route.
Sunday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday Parkways is organized by the Portland Bureau of Transportation with its many community partners, including presenting sponsor 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, including volunteer information, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599.