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Day 101 photo- Portland’s bike culture


Once a month on Sundays, the city of Portland closes down certain neighborhoods to car traffic, opening up the streets to foot- and bike-traffic only.  They call this Sunday Parkways.

It’s all very cool. It cuts down on cars, promotes other modes of transportation, promotes physical activity, gets families out on the streets of their neighborhood to have a good time.  Today’s Sunday Parkway was an 8 mile loop. The parks within the loop all have activities and events, such as dancing, aerobics, music, bike obstacles, rock climbing, vendor booths, food, you name it.


Author: Kay-Kay's Bird Club

Hat-maker, Bird lover, Star gazer, Scooter rider, and Running fool.

4 thoughts on “Day 101 photo- Portland’s bike culture

  1. All that fun makes me feel like I want to move to Portland … does this happen in the urban Portland too?

    • Portland is a great place to live, everyone should move here! 🙂
      I’m not exactly sure what you mean the urban Portland. All my Portland pictures were taken in Portland, in the city proper, not outskirts or suburbs or anything. All are within a few miles of downtown, which I supposed could be considered the center of the city. Glad you’re enjoying the pictures.
      Where do you live?

      • Hi Kay-Kay, thank you for your reply. I meant in the downtown area.
        I live in Malden, about five minutes from Boston, but here it is not so ‘bike friendly’ as it seems in Portland, also the sense of community is very much non-existent, but nonetheless, it’s a great place to live, for other reasons.
        Have a great day!

      • thanks bubblegirlout! none of the Sunday Parkways are in downtown. Every city has its great things about them. That’s one thing I hope to show in my blog. Looking forward to reading more of yours!

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