The tradition of Sunday Parkways continues in Portland, Oregon in 2014. The first of five Sundays set aside seven miles of streets and a section of the Springwater Corridor for bikers and walkers and skaters only on Mother's Day in east Portland.
Walkers and bikers had the roads cleared of vehicle traffic from 11 am until 4 pm. The route took them past several parks to enjoy food, vendors, music, free bike repair, and information booths. The east Portland route included Glenwood Park, Bloomington Park, Ed Benedict Park, and the Springwater Corridor.
A caution about these events for walkers. Go early before the mass of bikers show up or you will have to keep to the sidewalks and cede the streets to them. But you will still enjoy the car-free route and all of the fun at the parks along the way.
Donations are welcome to support the Sunday Parkways program.
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Upcoming Sunday Parkways for 2014:
North Portland Sunday Parkways
June 22, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (9.5 miles)
Back to the neighborhood of the first Sunday Parkways from 2008. You will be able to enjoy Willamette Boulevard, Peninsula Park, Arbor Lodge Park, Kenton Park, Columbia Annex and McCoy Park.
Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways
July 27, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (8 miles)
Explore the Northeast Neighborhood Greenways and Woodlawn, Alberta and Fernhill Parks.
Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways
August 24, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (7 miles)
It should be a beautiful warm summer day to take in Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers and Ivon Parks.
Southwest Portland Sunday Parkways
September 28, 2014 ~ 11am-4pm (6 miles)
As autumn begins, they will have a walk-only trail so we don't have to battle the biking hoards. SW Trails are featured, plus Gabriel Park, Multnomah Village and Hillsdale Shopping Center.