Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

More Contact Info

Subscribe to RSS feed

Most Recent

View More

Portland Bike, Pedestrian, and Transit Commute Rates Skyrockets

2 Comments

 

 

Great job Portland! The Census Bureau announced the results from its 2008 American Communities Survey, and the results show Portlanders choosing active, healthy commute choices.

While transit and walking also saw significant increases (29% and 20%, respectively), the percentage of surveyed Portlanders biking to work jumped 52% to 6.4% of those surveyed. Portland continues to hold the highest bike commute rate among the nation's 30 largest cities.

Sky-high gas prices likely (ahem) fueled the major shifts. TriMet has reported decreases in ridership in recent months, which are probably also caused by rising unemployment.

In the coming month, the Portland Bureau of Transportation will release it Annual Bicycle Count reports for 2009.

More information:

  • PBOT's 2008 bike count report can be viewed here.
  • Read the pedestrian count here.
  • TriMet's FY 2008-09 summary report.

 

 

 

2 Comments

Add a Comment

2

Stephen Hoyt-McBeth

September 25, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Yes, Bob there is. The link is actually in the posting: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=44671&

-Steve

Please review our Code of Conduct rules before posting a comment to this site.
Report Abuse (Please include the specific topic and comment for the fastest response/resolution.)

Post a Comment
Name
E-mail (visible to admins only)
 Remember Info Yes   No
Comments
Spam Prevention In the Pacific Northwest, what state is Portland in?