That’s right, folks! Sunday Parkways is coming back for 2014! I don’t think I have to tell you Portland Pedal Power gets excited when events like this come around. Anything that means less cars on the road and more bikes to take their place is a step in the right direction.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the event, the City of Portland opens up the city’s largest public space – its streets – to let you get around however you may like. You can walk, roll, hop, skip, jump, jive, pogo stick, and bicycle throughout the parkways, greeting neighbors, visiting your neighborhood haunts, and enjoying the clean air. According to the City of Portland’s website, it is the aim of Sunday Parkways to help everyone “discover active transportation while fostering civic pride, stimulating economic development, and represent the community, business, and government investments in Portland’s vitality, livability, and diversity.”
Like prior Sunday Parkways, this year plans to have a long list of vendors, music, and free events to take part in during your day out and about. Even despite inclement weather, Parkways managed to have over 85,000 people attend!
Below are the dates and locations for each Sunday Parkway Event this year, taken from the City of Portland website:
East Portland Sunday Parkways
May 11, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (7 miles)
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a tour of East Portland. Whether walking, biking, rolling or dancing along the route, take time to stop by Glenwood, Bloomington, and Ed Benedict Parks for a spot of food, vendors, music and more.
North Portland Sunday Parkways
June 22, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (9.5 miles)
Cruise along the scenic Willamette Boulevard, and then glide towards Peninsula, Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Columbia Annex and McCoy Parks to enjoy an array of activities, food, music, vendors and fun.
Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways
July 27, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (8 miles)
Explore the Northeast Neighborhood Greenways while you make your way around the Northeast Portland route. Don’t forget to stop by Woodlawn, Alberta and Fernhill Parks where a collection of fun activities, festive music, and delicious food awaits you.
Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways
August 24, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (7 miles)
Spend a warm summer day walking and rolling around the Southeast Sunday Parkways. While you’re at it, take a few moments to explore Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers and Ivon Parks to grab a bite to eat, listen to tunes, and join some activities.
Southwest Portland Sunday Parkways
September 28, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (6 miles)
End the Sunday Parkways season by taking advantage of the route, including a walk-only trail. Whether rolling down Troy Street or exploring the SW Trails with its rolling hills and scenic views, don’t forget to stop by Gabriel Park, Multnomah Village and Hillsdale Shopping Center for food, music, activities and more.
So come see just how awesome open roads can be! Portland Pedal Power will be there, so give us a shout-out! We’d be happy to talk with you and give you some free goodies!