Sunday Parkways a Huge Success!

On Sunday October 5 more than 5,000 people brought their bikes, their friends, and their family to celebrate the first ever Sunday Parkways in Chicago. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. boulevards in three near-west-side neighborhoods were closed to cars, allowing people to reclaim public space for human-powered activities. The event promoted healthy, active lifestyles and encouraged participants to explore other neighborhoods.

Community leaders from the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness, the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, the Lawndale Christian Development Corporation, the Litlle Village Community Development Corporation, and the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation worked together to make this event a success. Over two hundred volunteers helped—including many students from Pritzker College Prep High School, North-Grand High School, and Kelvyn Park High School.

As one participant put it,"For what it's worth, this is a great event!  You should do it more often!"

On October 26th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday Parkways will close boulevards from Garfield Park to Little Village. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jody Orlovick from the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation at 312-427-3325 ext 297.

For photos from Sunday's event, check out

And for a video about the event, go to