Sunday Parkways Annual Reports

The cover of the 2021 Sunday Parkways Annual Report
The Portland Bureau of Transportation's Sunday Parkways team works year-round on the planning and implementation of open streets programming. This collection of annual reports catalogs an in-depth history of the program with detailed analysis of goals and outcomes.

Since the first Sunday Parkways in 2008, the team has compiled annual reports using data from public surveys as well as feedback from sponsors, vendors, volunteers and community partners. These reports give an overview of each event; they define the goals of the season and evaluate the programs outcomes. 

Looking back at the 2021 Portland Sunday Parkways season

Child holding up sticker sheet while sitting next to sidewalk decal in a park on a sunny day

The COVID-19 global health pandemic kept us from gathering in mass, so the Portland Sunday Parkways team was forced to adapt. We collaborated with Kaiser Permanente to host a fresh take on the long tradition of the Sticker Hunt and keep the spirit of Sunday Parkways alive. 

Over the course of the summer over 767 Portlanders explored their neighborhoods or maybe discovered a new one through our Choose Your own Adventure routes and sidewalk decals. 

We stayed active and inspired through 99 virtual events which connected more than 28,000 Portlanders to hours of weekly content without having to leave their own homes. Participants enjoyed everything from cooking classes, fitness classes, art classes and more. 

You can read more about our activities this season in our Final Report below which describes our virtual programming, the Kaiser Permanente Sticker Hunt and our efforts in social media. It defines the five main objectives that guided Sunday Parkways this year offers statistics on how we did in each of those areas. Finally we share what we heard from community in our annual survey. 

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