This week Linda Ginenthal with Transportation Options joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to talk about Sunday Parkways. Modeled after Bogotá, Colombia’s Ciclovias, held every Sunday on 70 miles of streets, Portland's first Sunday Parkways was last summer, drawing 15,000 Portland area residents to bike and walk through neighborhoods in North Portland. Sunday Parkways is about connecting neighborhoods and people: walkers, runners, bikers, seniors, adults, and children enjoying neighborhood streets filled with surprises, performers, physical activities, and food – all in a car-free environment. After the first Sunday Parkways, largely supported by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, community partners stepped up to provide financial and in-kind donations and promotional support to bring an expanded Sunday Parkways back to Portland this summer.
For more information about Sunday Parkways, go to www.PortlandSundayParkways.org or call organizers at 503-823-5358.