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News Release: Sunday Parkways offers eight miles of traffic-free fun in Northeast Portland this weekend

(July 24, 2014) – The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente will host the third Sunday Parkways of the season July 27 in Northeast Portland. Thousands of people are expected to participate and enjoy eight miles of traffic-free streets where they can bicycle, walk, stroll, roll and dance along the way.

The Northeast Portland route will connect Woodlawn Park, Alberta Park, Fernhill Park and Rigler School. Music, vendors and activities are located in the parks and along the route. The event is free and takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The public also is invited to join 60 “Thrive”-shirted Kaiser Permanente employees, family and friends to ride the route starting at 2 p.m. at Alberta Park.

“Kaiser Permanente wants Portlanders, our members, and employees to get the support they need to meet their personal health goals and have fun doing it,” said Karen Schartman, vice president and CFO with Kaiser Permanente Northwest. “You may even see your own Kaiser Permanente doctor or care provider along for the ride.”

Sunday Parkways is a series of free community events opening the city's largest public space – its streets – for people to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation. The five events of the season are held once a month from May to September and take place in a different neighborhood each time.  

Sunday Parkways is organized by the Portland Bureau of Transportation with its many community partners, including presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente and other community partners: Portland Parks & Recreation, Renaissance Homes, Bike Gallery, Whole Foods Market, NW Natural and Clif Kid.

Motorized vehicles are allowed to pass through the route at designated crossings and allowed on the route for resident and emergency access.

For more information about Sunday Parkways, including volunteer information, visit or call 503-823-7599.