The fifth Groundswell movie is about Sunday Parkways, a Portland institution since 2008. Several times a year, a loop of neighborhood streets are closed to cars and opened to biking, walking, skating …but mostly biking traffic for a day. The result is a magical river of smiles, and one of the most diverse events, in terms of race and age, that you’ll ever see in Portland. As the movie reveals, that’s exactly how the event was designed.

Discussion questions:
– How does this event manage to connect communities and avoid being exclusive?
– Some Sunday Parkways events are on residential streets; in other cities they often take place on busier, commercial streets instead. What are the pros and cons of each?
– What would it take to make this happen where you live?


This movie premiered online on the Seattle Bike Blog!