This year’s dates and locations for five Sunday Parkways, the popular summertime events presented by the City of Portland and Kaiser Permanente, were announced today.
“Sunday Parkways events are a great opportunity to get to know your neighborhood and your city. Nancy and I have attended them. As family-friendly events go, these can’t be beat,” said Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.
The five dates and locations scheduled for Sunday Parkways 2013 are:
- May 12 in East Portland;
- June 23 in Northeast Portland;
- July 28 in North Portland;
- August 25 in Southeast Portland; and,
- September 29 in Southwest Portland.
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 more than 100,000 annually. 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.
"Sunday Parkways is the perfect prescription for health: it’s fun, free and gets you and your family and friends up and moving and out and about on a Sunday," said Dr. Keith Bachman, a Kaiser Permanente internist. "As a doctor, I know that exercise is truly vital for health, which is why we ask about it at every visit along with blood pressure and heart rate. My family and I look forward to Sunday Parkways every year.”
Sunday Parkways is organized by the Portland Bureau of Transportation thanks to presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente and champion sponsor Universal Cycles. Additional sponsors include Portland Parks & Recreation, Metro, Clif Kids, Whole Foods Market, Franz Bakery, REI and AARP Oregon.
Sunday Parkways takes place on one Sunday each month from May through September in a different area of the city. More information about Sunday Parkways is available at www.PortlandSundayParkways.org and by calling 503-823-7599.