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Greater Portland, on the move: A Regional Snapshot

Subscriber Post by Metro on June 14th, 2017 at 4:04 pm

We know where we've been. Where do we want to go next?

Every day, millions of people move throughout greater Portland’s communities. This is a journey we share: Shoulder to shoulder on transit, lane by lane on streets and highways. Wheels turning, feet stepping, we go many miles — or just down the block.

Our ability to get around -– to cross bridges, travel highways and streets, catch a bus or MAX, walk or bike to our destinations -– is something we often take for granted.

But every mile we travel depends on the decisions and investments of past generations of Oregonians. Those investments have shaped the community we’ve become.

As we grow and greet a changing world, how can we ensure the region’s streets, roads, transit and bridges still work for everyone? What are the top challenges we face? What can we learn from elsewhere?

Metro’s latest Regional Snapshot takes a look at the transportation system we’ve built together, and the future we could create next. With stats, maps, videos, personal stories and more, it’s a detailed exploration of the connections that knit the region together and the people who use them. Take a look at http://oregonmetro.gov/snapshot.

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Thank you — Jonathan

2 Comments
  • Spiffy June 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    lame signpost ad… you don’t even give us a taste of those stats and maps (which are really cool)… it’s just a straight pitch to the Metro sight…

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    • Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) June 19, 2017 at 8:47 am

      thanks for the feedback spiffy. your little “lame” insult aside (Which isn’t a very nice thing to say, by the way).. I agree that we can do these better. I’ll be chatting with Metro about sharing more of their great reporting here on BikePortland.

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