(July 21, 2015) – The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente rolls into Northeast Portland this Sunday, June 26, opening eight miles of streets to traffic-free bicycling, walking, rolling and other fun activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The route loops along streets with neighborhood greenways markings and low speed limits for everyone to bike, stroll, roll, skate and play on traffic-free streets. The Sunday Parkways route also will connect Northeast Portland Parks – Fernhill, Woodlawn, Alberta- and Portland’s newly added Kʰunamokwst Park (pronounced KAHN-ah-mockst).
Sunday Parkways is a series of five free community events opening the city's largest public space – its streets – for people to walk, bike, and 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 108,000 last year.
By holding traffic-free Sunday Parkways on routes that include neighborhood greenways and connects parks, PBOT hopes to introduce people of all backgrounds to get out and get active every day.
The Northeast Portland event also features a Bilingual Bike Fair, presented in partnership with Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC) Group, to provide bike helmet safety and bike repair advice in both English and Spanish, and to encourage more Hispanic families to join the event. The Bike Fair will be held at - Khunamokwst Park also from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome.
Luica Llanos Pino, a member of the ABC Group said the group was inspired by their partnership with the Community Cycling Center’s bicycling program to come together to promote physical activity, community bonding and address social isolation for residents living in predominantly immigrant communities in Portland.
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.
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:
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