Portland Sunday Parkways Open Houses

On February 6 and 7, 2008, the City of Portland is holding two public open houses for residents to learn more about the first Sunday Parkways event to be held in North Portland in June 2008.

When & Where:
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Kaiser Town Hall
3704 N. Interstate Avenue
2nd floor ballroom

Thursday, February 7, 2008
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Chief Joseph Elementary School
2409 N. Saratoga
cafeteria

What:
The City of Portland encourages residents to attend the open houses to:

  • Hear more about the Portland Sunday Parkways Pilot Project planned for Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in North Portland
  • Enter a drawing for a kid’s bike from the Bike Gallery or a $100 gift certificate from Foot Traffic
  • Share comments, concerns, suggestions, and ideas for the kinds of fun and healthy activities neighbors would like to see in the four parks and along the route.

Who:
City of Portland Transportation Options staff
North Portland residents
Sunday Parkways supporting organizations

Why:
On June 22, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the City of Portland will host its first Sunday Parkways event. The one-day event is an opportunity for North Portland residents to get out and be active in their own neighborhood, without traffic. Sunday Parkways will encourage residents to walk, bike, run, stroll, meet neighbors, and enjoy entertainment in parks and along the route – a six-mile loop of traffic-tree streets in North Portland (see attached proposed route).

Residents along the route will be able to get to and from their residences with small barricades and volunteers helping to limit access to the route.

For more information about Sunday Parkways visit: www.GettingAroundPortland.org, and click on “Sunday Parkways.”

Contact: Linda Ginenthal, Transportation Options
Phone: (503) 823-5266

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