Portland’s hugely popular Sunday Parkways events are adapting to meet social distancing guidelines while still allowing Portlanders of all ages, incomes and abilities to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation.
The May and June events, previously single-day rides covering a specific area, have been re-imagined as a series of digital events by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Presenting Sponsor Kaiser Permanente with input by residents.
In May, the series included exercise classes, bike repair tutorials and art and wellness projects. DJ Prashant (Bollywood Dreams Entertainment production house team member), Keyante Watkins (choreographer/dancer/NBA Dancer for Rip City Crew) and Trainer Tyra (creator of My People’s Cardio) instructed digital PE classes and fitness takeovers.
Keep up to date on June events through their Facebook page: facebook.com/PortlandSundayParkways.
Decisions about what July, August and September will look like are still being made and will be driven by the status of the public health situation.
In the meantime, Sunday Parkways has created a 12-question participant survey you are encouraged to take at surveymonkey.com/r/S7MB2HJ.