Saturday, October 15, 2011

Los Angeles uses public transit more than Portland

Photo by Ross William Hamilton, the Oregonian

Despite a big push to build bicycle lanes and light-rail lines in recent years, the Portland metro area remains nearly as car-dependent as the Puget Sound and Southern California, according to new U.S. Census data.

In fact, when it comes to workers regularly taking public transit, the Portland region's 6.1 percent trailed the Los Angeles area's 6.2 percent, the just-released results of 2009 American Community Survey on commuting show.

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