healthy blocks

How to make the most of your carfree Healthy Block this summer

Sam Balto (Contributor) by on June 8th, 2021 at 7:48 am

What will you do on your Healthy Block this summer?
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

The saying better late than never definitely applies to PBOT’s new Healthy Blocks program.

During the pandemic, PBOT prioritized business permits for outdoor dining and paused popular programs like block parties, street paintings, Sunday Parkways and Play Streets.

Now PBOT has reimagined their permit process for street closures and has made it easier for Portlanders to open up streets to support active and social neighborhoods. As a physical education teacher who’s worked on many open streets projects over the years, I’m very excited for this and hope many of you take advantage of these permits.

Here are some ideas to jumpstart your Healthy Block.[Read more…]

City re-starts block party and street painting permit program

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 21st, 2021 at 10:15 am

Street painting on NE Holman and 8th. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland). Inset: King Neighborhood block party (Photo: PBOT)

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