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Parkways for pedestrians, too
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To the Catholic Sentinel:

On June 22, I participated in the Sunday Parkways in North Portland.  I participated not as a cyclist, but as a pedestrian.

Although I had a wonderful time, what frustrated me was the presence of rude, arrogant cyclists who believed that Sunday Parkways is a “cyclists-only club.”  I was told off at least half-a-dozen times by cyclists who told me to keep to the sidewalk.

I am writing this to ask all fellow pedestrians join me on July 27 for the Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways to prove to such cyclists that Sunday Parkways is not only for cyclists, which is the point we will try to prove. If you are a cyclist who believes Sunday Parkways is for everyone, you are welcome to join pedestrians on July 27. 

Eric Brown, Portland




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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Article comment by: Eric Brown

To The Sentinel:
As a follow-up to a letter published in the July 18th issue, I am writing this letter about my experience participating in the Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways on July 27th.

Again, I participated as a pedestrian, even though the majority of participants were cyclists. Many may seem to wonder: What is the point of Sunday Parkways if the majority of attendees are cyclists?

The objective of Sunday Parkways is to open up the streets to those who want a safe space to use active transportation without the use of a car.

Pedestrians have the right to be at Sunday Parkways just as much as cyclists do. I ask that all fellow pedestrians, including, but not limited to, Archbishop Sample, join me for the Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways on August 24th.




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