How you get around affects the climate
Moving people around accounts for almost 25 percent of our county’s carbon emissions. How we get around has a big climate impact, and it’s pretty simple to do your part!
Choose active forms of transportation – walking, biking or transit – to save money on gas and get your daily exercise while you’re at it.
Run errands locally (close to your home or work) so you can go by foot or bike (you don’t have to actually run!).
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Resources to help you get started
Walk or bike there
- Portland Walk and Bike Maps – The best routes to navigate Portland by foot or on bike.
- Metro: Bike There! – Find biking resources, maps and events.
Go by transit
- Trimet – transit information and trip planner
Share the ride
- Carpooling – Find someone to share the ride and the cost
Tools to help you shift to alternative modes
- SmartTrips Residential & Business – The City of Portland's signature programs to reduce driving alone and promote transportation options.
Help for students and families to get to school
- Safe Routes to School – Education, encouragement and engineering improvements to help kids walk and bike to school.
Connect with your neighbors
- Sunday Parkways – 4 to 8 mile routes that are closed to cars allowing people to walk, bike, and be active in the streets.
Other community resources