It’s been a brilliant season filled to the brim with new routes, new parks, new partnerships and great people. Firstly, we would love to send out a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone. We want to thank our sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, entertainers, police, flaggers and participants for making this grandest and most well attended Sunday Parkways season ever. We could not have done it without you.
Families, friends, and neighbors biked and walked through rain and shine this year. Participants discovered new routes like the new Sellwaukie (Sellwood-Milwaukie) route that brought Sunday Parkways back into Sellwood, and then over the newly revamped Sellwood Bridge and through the City of Milwaukie. Sunday Parkways also brought attendees to familiar territory with the May through August events.
Sunday Parkways continues to introduce Portlanders new and old to biking and walking as a transportation option by opening miles of streets to the public for play, exercise, and community building. These routes were designed to create a fun and inclusive environment for people who bike, roll, and walk to enjoy neighborhood greenways and low traffic residential streets. Along the way, we also have an opportunity to mingle as a City, to connect to each other, and to come together as a community.
For the last event of the year, against the threat of rain, over 10,000+ people came out to the new route. Overall, an estimated 80,000+ people participated in Sunday Parkways on Sunday this year!
It has been an amazing year for Sunday Parkways. Come check out some of achievements for this year:
• 255 neighborhood associations, schools, community organizations, places of worship, and businesses participated as vendors and volunteer groups!
• 750 individual volunteers volunteered for a collective 5,200 volunteer hours - WAY TO ROCK IT!
• And drum roll…………………… 80,000 came out to enjoy the open streets in 2016! Meaning 80,000 people came out to walk, roll, jog, dance, and bicycle along 39.5 miles of Portland's streets for Sunday Parkways.
• People had a lot of fun! Thank you for sharing your memories with us on Facebook, Twitter, and through this survey!!
For maps and information for 2017, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599.
Follow us on Facebook at PortlandSundayParkways and on Twitter @SundayParkways.
Download photos of Sunday Parkways from Flickr: http://bit.ly/1h4P2pa