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PBOT to make portion East Portland carfree on Sunday

Posted by on May 18th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

East Portland Sunday Parkways-45
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about.
(Photos © J. Maus)

PBOT has once again decided to create a loop of streets in East Portland carfree for five hours this Sunday. This crazy scheme to force people out of their cars and into the streets to meet their neighbors and enjoy their community is called “Sunday Parkways”. Not satisfied with simply making streets carfree, PBOT has also invited organizations, food vendors, and entertainers to set up in the parks and streets.

Before you head out to see what this event is all about, check out the map and other details on the City of Portland website.

Last year, we had a great time at this event. This time around, we’re especially excited because the Springwater Corridor is back on the map. In addition to two miles of Springwater bliss, PBOT has mapped out a loop (seven miles total) that connects Lents, Bloomington, Ed Benedict and Gilbert Heights Parks.

For a bit of inspiration and to remind you how great Sunday Parkways is, check out our photo slideshow from last year’s East Portland event…

*In case you didn’t notice, this post was sort of meant to be funny. I’m not that good at humor. Sorry.

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  • G. Tyler May 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Hope the weather holds! I am happy to volunteer this year as I had so much fun last year and it is in my neighborhood. Helping to set up one of the parks before it all starts so I don’t miss any of the fun.

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  • Roger May 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    The Food Carts at Cartlandia (Springwater Corridor and 82nd ) will be open on Sunday. We also will have free air and water for any cyclists.

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  • dwainedibbly May 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Don’t forget about the Kickstarter campaign! More donations are needed ASAP!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1465379723/portland-sunday-parkways-2011-kick-off

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  • Katie May 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Coming out with your family? Ride with Kidical Mass! Meeting at Lents Park, 11 am. See http://kidicalmasspdx.org for more!

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  • Stig May 19, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Sunday Parkways is about forcing people out of their cars? That’s rather strong.

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    • Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) May 19, 2011 at 7:02 am

      Stig,
      this whole post was meant as sort of a joke. sorry if that didn’t really come through… I probably should have just stuck to the script ;-). cheers.

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      • Stig May 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

        Ah :) Pretty obvious reading it again at home. Everything I read at work is deadly serious and apparently I couldn’t switch gears when I read your article.

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  • marshmallow May 20, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Incorrect. This is called the Sunday Criterium.

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