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Monday, September 16, 2013

Driving in Oregon peaked in 2004 and has been slowing even as the economy improves.

Yet consider this: Northbound I-5 from downtown Portland to the Interstate Bridge is now the nation's 18th worst rush-hour bottleneck, says a recent report by global traffic-analytics leader Inrix. Last year, the stretch of freeway ranked 35th on the same list.

Welcome to the age of what transportation researchers are calling "driving light." Sure, people still love their cars, but some of the thrill is gone. Increasingly, we're primarily getting behind the wheel only when we have to -- like getting to and from jobs at the same time as everybody else.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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