What’s trending on Portland streets and bridges? More people getting out of their cars and using bikes, public transit or just their legs to get to work.
And two segments of the population are making the biggest impact: Baby Boomers and Millennials. Both 20-to-30-somethings who are driving less and Boomers who are retiring and downsizing are shaping not just the way Portland gets around but housing and development patterns as well.
Taken together, Boomers and Millennials are helping to encourage even more active transportation use in the Portland region.
Even now, less than 60 percent of commuters are driving alone to work, down from 68 percent in 1990.
But we still have a ways to go to meet Portland's 2035 goal: 70 percent of commuters taking transit, walking, biking, telecommuting or carpooling to work each day.
You can help us advance towards this goal by choosing active transportation as your commuting option.