In 2016, 73,600 participants walked, biked, rolled and enjoyed Sunday Parkways. Find your neighborhood and participate. You don't have to ride a bike, you can walk, roller-blade or pogo-stick to the end. But the streets are closed off, there are crossing guards and tons of activities at planned stops and rest areas. Saved ice and snacks!
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Sunday Parkways, presented by Kaiser Permanente, is not about closing streets but opening them connecting neighborhoods across the city. Our streets and public spaces draw people to visit local businesses, interact with neighbors, connect with their community and city, while building physical activity into their daily lives. Sunday Parkways is one of the longest running and well-managed Open Streets programs in the United States.
The long-term transportation, health, and community benefits of Sunday Parkways are a critical part of this program. These successful events help people discover just how fun it is to walk, bike, roll, and be physically active. This encourages people to build more activity into their daily lives and to consider transit options. Lowering reliance on a traditional car-dominated lifestyle not only helps lower the city’s greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks, but also assists in helping residents and visitors become aware of and choose healthier means of travel.
Sunday Parkways shows off Portland’s premier family-friendly bicycle routes called Neighborhood Greenways. The events are anchored by Portland’s beautiful parks on these seven- to nine-mile routes with no start or end.