For the third year, 'Sunday Parkways' rolls into Sellwood
Neighborhood streets were barricaded for five hours on Sunday, September 24, to provide cycling and walking without disruption by motorized vehicles during the final Portland Sunday Parkways Sunday in 2017.
This year's cross-border route, similar to last year, took participants through the City of Milwaukie and the Sellwood area – along the new S.E. 17th Avenue bike path from Garthwick south, and on the Springwater Corridor Trail, as well as on city streets.
Much of the promotion for the event featured four major activity areas in and around the City of Milwaukie, but also highlighted the annual Salmon Celebration held in Westmoreland Park on the same weekend (see separate article).
"It's so much fun to be able to ride around, without having to deal with stinky cars and trucks on the street," grinned Woodstock resident Aerial Schrieffer.
A street fair was set up on S.E. 7th Avenue alongside Sellwood Park, replete with food vendors, local businesses, and representatives of local governmental bureaus and nonprofit agencies. There were big crowds for the Parkways in Sellwood this year.
With pleasant fall-like weather, families clearly enjoyed the Sunday outing.