By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Sunday Parkways, when Portlanders can stroll, roll or bike along traffic-free streets and visit local parks, began May 15 in East Portland and end Oct. 2 on a route over the new Sellwood Bridge into Milwaukie.
The 9.5-mile route through North Portland will remain traffic-free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26. Part of the route will be along Willamette Boulevard with its views of the Willamette River.
The parks along the way will include McCoy, Kenton, Arbor Lodge and Peninsula Park with its historic grandstand and formal rose garden.
The Northeast parkway will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24. Its 8 miles will encompass Woodlawn, Alberta and Fernhill parks then move to the new Khunamokwst Park, near Northeast 52nd Avenue and Alberta Court. In Khunamokwst, a bilingual Bike Fair is planned in collaboration with the Andando en Bicicletas en Cully Group. Vendors and community groups will greet parkway goers along some routes. Music, food and fun activities are planned in the parks.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation organizes Sunday Parkways with sponsor Kaiser Permanente. The event, said commissioner Steve Novick, “connects our neighborhoods and inspires people to try biking and walking for fun, health and transportation.”
Information about parkway routes is at portlandsundayparkways.org.