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News Release: Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways will be BEE-utiful this Weekend

PBOT, BES and City Repair activities at Sunday Parkways to highlight a Pollinator-friendly Portland

Portland, OR, July 21, 2016 — This summer’s third City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente is coming to Northeast Portland this Sunday, July 24. Walkers, cyclists and rollers of all kinds will have the opportunity to enjoy a 7.6 mile loop of traffic-free streets from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. This weekend’s route will connect Northeast Portland neighborhoods from Woodlawn Park to Khunamokwst Park. The route will also showcase neighborhood greenways like Going Street. Neighborhood greenways are residential streets with low speeds that are marked with bicycle symbols on the pavement. 

As an added bonus, this weekend’s event will give Portlanders an opportunity to explore the benefits of a healthy and bee-friendly city when the Pollinator Project debuts. A partnership between the City Repair Project and Sunday Parkways, the multi-year Pollinator Project will focus on increasing pollinator habitat in Portland through community engagement, educational awareness, and a series of neighborhood projects. Sunday Parkways participants will be able to take part in a variety of activities highlighting the important role that pollinators play in Portland’s environment. The Pollinator Project is partially funded through the Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) grant facilitated by the Bureau of Environmental Services.

The event’s detailed Sunday Parkways route map shows the route as well as bus and light rail options to help area residents get to Sunday Parkways via bike and transit. A schedule and listing of event highlights are available on the Sunday Parkways Northeast Portland brochure.

Sunday Parkways is a series of five free community events opening the city's largest public space – its streets – for people to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation.  The event series, held in a different neighborhood once a month from May to September, is hugely popular; total attendance topped 119,000 last year.

For maps and more information, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599. Follow us on Facebook at PortlandSundayParkways and on Twitter @SundayParkways.

 

Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways provided by the generous support from the following sponsors:

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About PBOT: The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility.www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation

 

About City Repair: City Repair facilitates artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking through projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world. The many projects of City Repair have been accomplished by a mostly volunteer staff and thousands of volunteer citizen activists. We provide support, resources, and opportunities to help diverse communities reclaim the culture, power, and joy that we all deserve.