Sunday Parkways Scrapbook

Oregonian headline "CAR-FREE AND CAREFREE" the day after the first Sunday Parkways in 2008
The Portland Bureau of Transporation's (PBOT) Sunday Parkways program began in 2008 and quickly became a city tradition. Over the years of Sunday Parkways there has been many highlights and favorite memories. On this page you'll find a sampling of media attention, articles, videos and more. 
On this page

Sunday Parkways in the News

2023 East Portland, Northeast Cully and SW Portland!

PBOT's Emma Sagor talks up Southwest Sunday Parkways!

The June 25 Portland Sunday Parkways was our busiest in years with more than 30,000 bikers, riders, walkers and rollers gracing the open streets of the Northeast Cully neighborhoods. Thanks to videographer Amit Zinman for once again working his magic on this fantastic retrospective. 

Return of Sunday Parkways Kicks Off in East Portland May 7 - Portland Mercury May 4, 2023

Sunday Parkways awarded Runner-Up for Best Bike Event in Willamette Weekly's Best of Portland 2023

Summer 2022: The COMEBACK!

A group of bicyclists stopped at an intersection. They are holding their hands in the air celebrating Sunday Parkways
Portland Sunday Parkways came back in 2022 with two massive events attracting more than 30,000 participants.

Photojournalist Amit Zinman beautifully captures the spirit of East Portland Sunday Parkways.

From the archives

Healthiest Employers Winners 2021: Kaiser Permanente, Portland Business Journal - Aug. 2021

Bill Walton Rides Sunday Parkways, - Willamette Week Aug 2019

Sunday Parkways Makes Biking Super Accessible, Willamette Week - Feb. 2018 

Sunday Parkways Mini Golf, Willamette Week - July 2017

Hot Weather for 10th Anniversary of Sunday Parkways, KPTV - June 2017 

Sunday Parkways Goes Through Springwater Corridor, KGW - May 2016

Sunday Parkways Launches into East Portland, Portland Business Journal - May 2015

Sunday Parkways contract gives birth to new bike event production company, Bike Portland - Jan. 2014

PBOT Announces 2013 Sunday Parkways Routes, The Oregonian - Feb. 2013

Sunday Parkways Schedule Set, Portland Business Journal -  March 2011

Season Two Kicks Off, Willamette Week - June 2009

Memorable Press Releases

2022 Sunday Parkways Returns to In-Person Events!

2021 Kaiser Permanente Sticker Hunt 

2020 Sunday Parkways Announces Digital Programming

2020 Reimagining Sunday Parkways During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2019 Sunday Parkways Walks with Refugees and Immigrants

2018 Another Record-Breaking Year for Sunday Parkways

2016 Portland to Host Open-Street Summit

2015 Sunday Parkways Ends with Record Visitors

Sunday Parkways Videos


Great recap of some of the virtual presenters that kept Sunday Parkways alive during the Covid-19 pandemic.


PBOT staff Timo Forsberg shows his kids how to have a great animal party while being safe during the Covid-19 lockdown.


2014 Promo short filmed by PBOT.


Zumba class at 2012 SW Sunday Parkways.


Mayor Sam Adams interviews Sarah Lee of Kaiser Permanente.
La Familia Gang Muzik Presents: Swiggle Mandela and Anael performing "Photogenic" at Portland Sunday Parkways. Plenty of interviews with participants as well. 


Kaiser Permanente Northwest has partnered with Sunday Parkways to present events that support active living and healthy communities.