Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The Portland-Vancouver Metro area was ranked the second best city to live car-free by 24/7 Wall Street.
Portland came in behind the San Francisco Bay Area but beat out the greater New York City region. Seattle came in at No. 5 behind Honolulu, the city with the most comprehensive transit coverage in the U.S., according to the ranking.
Portland's car-free-friendly attributes were identified as:
- Transit coverage of 83.5 percent — 13th highest in the nation. TriMet was called out by name for its frequent service and Rail Free Zone.
- Nearly 40 percent of jobs are reachable within a 90-minute car-free commute.
Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.