Streetfilms: Portland’s Sunday Parkways

Streetfilms brings us video of Portland’s first Ciclovia.  I’m sure they’ll cover LA’s first one too, in 2184.

Clarence Eckerson Jr. reports:

Despite a very dreary and damp first half of the day, Portland’s first Ciclovia-style street closure, Sunday Parkways,
was a smashing success with countless thousands of city residents
participating. It was like a giant community block party with walkers,
bikers, joggers, bladers, families, and pets filling the 6 mile course.

There were plenty of fun activities in four northeast parks that
were linked by the circuit, which was opened to bikes and pedestrian
traffic only from 8 AM to 2 PM. For cities planning their own
Ciclovias, here are some things I liked about Portland’s event:
knowledgeable volunteers, lots of fun chalk messages on the ground,
easy to follow directions, lots of music & entertainment, and a
huge number of bike stations for bike repair.

 

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