Sunday Parkways Returns to Southeast Neighborhoods This Weekend
August 23, 2012
Portland, Ore. - The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced that the fourth Sunday Parkways of 2012 is coming to southeast Portland this weekend on August 26.
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 the events above 300,000 since it began in 2008. Last year’s event is southeast saw more than 25,000 people counted.
Residents and visitors say they come to enjoy the traffic-free loop of streets that connect parks and schools filled with activities, music and vendors. It’s safe, family-friendly and a chance to meet neighbors.
The 9-mile southeast Sunday Parkways route will connect Laurelhurst Park, Mt. Tabor Park, Ivon Park, Colonel Summers Park and the Universal Cycles Marketplace. Music, vendors and activities are located in the parks and along the route. It’s free to attend and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday Parkways is organized by the Portland Bureau of Transportation with its many community partners, including presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente, Universal Cycles, Portland Parks & Recreation, Metro and the Bike Gallery.
Motorized vehicles are allowed to pass through the route at designated crossings and allowed on the route for resident and emergency access.
For more information about Sunday Parkways, including volunteer information, visit www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call 503-823-7599.
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