People riding bikes in Austin, Texas.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland)
A new report Wednesday from U.S. Public Interest Research Group shows, among other things, that there are many ways to look at the same numbers.
Most Americans, including most Portlanders, "still" drive for transportation? True.
The use of cars is on the longest slide ever recorded, one that seems only partly related to economic trends? Equally true.
And as US PIRG's latest report, Transportation in Transition: A Look at Changing Travel Patterns in America’s Biggest Cities shows, this isn't just because of the rapid drops in supposedly "weird" enclaves like Portland or Austin. It's happening almost everywhere. To quote from PIRG: (more...)