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With summer on its way, it’s a great time to head out to the Cully neighborhood to check out the exciting changes taking place. In celebration of these recently completed and ongoing projects, BPS and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are hosting a Cully Main Street “Roll and Stroll” and Community Celebration on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festivities take place at the Grace Presbyterian Church parking lot, 6025 NE Prescott Street, located at the “5 Corners” intersection where NE Cully Blvd meets Prescott and 60th. Visitors can take an informational walking tour about the future of Cully main street or a bicycle tour highlighting transportation issues in the surrounding areas. City staff will be asking community members to share their visions for Cully.
Cully’s vibrant, active community is the most diverse in the city, with 45 percent of the population non-white, but the neighborhood is in need of planning and transportation improvements. With the recently completed Cully Green Street and the launch of the Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans, the neighborhood is undergoing significant improvements.
A community celebration co-organized with the Cully Association of Neighbors, featuring art, music and food, offers a chance to socialize with neighbors and chat about Cully’s future. In addition to the “Roll and Stroll,” Mayor Sam Adams recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 10 to officially unveil the newly improved Cully Green Street.
“Cully Boulevard is now one of the most advanced street designs in the United States,” Mayor Sam Adams said at the celebration. “The progress that has been made in one year is jaw-dropping.”
The Cully Main Street and Local Street Plans project is a collaborative project between the BPS, PBOT and community members to update current zoning to activate neighborhood-focused retail and services within the designated main street area. The transportation component of the project will identify potential street connections to improve safety and access within the heart of Cully. These efforts aim to create a healthy connected neighborhood and economic prosperity for the Cully community.
For more information about the “Roll and Stroll” event contact Debbie Bischoff, Senior Planner, at 503-823-6946 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the bike rides or to sign up to use a bicycle, contact Denver Igarta (503-823-1088 or email@example.com).