Why there is no Sunday Parkway in SW Portland

The city of Portland organizes a series of events each summer called Sunday Parkways.  These are held in various neighborhoods throughout the city.  During these events the city closes off about 6 miles of road to auto traffic so that people can enjoy walking and biking through the neighborhoods.  This year there will be 5 such events, but no Sunday Parkways event in SW Portland. Read on to find out why.

This summer there will be Sunday Parkway events in the following neighborhoods:

  • May 15 East Portland
  • June 26 North Portland
  • July 24 Northeast Portland
  • August 21 Southeast Portland
  • October 2 Sellwood – Milwaukie

Don Baack of SW Trails asked the city why SW Portland was not included in this letter.

Leah Treat, the Director of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, explained the city’s reasons for this letter Response to SW Trails PDX RE- Sunday Parkways 2016.



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