PORTLAND,Ore.– North Portland’s route will be the next and longest Sunday Parkways of the 2013 season, opening nine and a half miles of city streets to a variety of traffic-free fun activities. Extending from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, July 28, the event is free and open to the public.
The North Portland Sunday Parkways route will be anchored by five beautifulPortlandparks and highlight the newly built New Columbia bike skills track.
The track, at the corner of N. Dwight Avenue and N. Trenton Street, offers kids of all ages and kids at heart a chance to hone their bike handling skills. Nearby McCoy have $6 bike helmet sales, hula hoop dancing, musical chair games, music and much more to enjoy.
The nine and a half-mile north Sunday Parkways route will connect McCoy Park, Kenton Park, Peninsula Park and Rose Garden, Arbor Lodge Park and Columbia Park Annex. Music, vendors and activities are located in the parks and along the route.
Motorized vehicles are allowed to pass through the route at designated crossings and allowed on the route for resident and emergency access.
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.
Sunday Parkways is organized by the Portland Bureau of Transportation with its many community partners, including presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente, and supporting sponsors Universal Cycles, Portland Parks & Recreation, Metro and Clif Kid.
Each event draws thousands of participants of all ages and hundreds of volunteers. Volunteers are a linchpin of the event, serving in a variety of fun and needed roles from photographer and bike mechanic to intersection “superhero,” a role that helps count participants and directs people along the route. Shifts vary in time commitment, allowing people to both volunteer and participate in a single event.
To volunteer, visit and sign up at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/449390
For more information, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599.