Residents of Landmark TOD Still Driving

While more residents walk or bike for nonwork trips, Orenco Station residents are still driving to work at a rate comparable to other area suburbs.
October 20, 2009, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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A number of residents work at nearby Intel, and they show much higher rates of walking and biking to work. But ridership is still suprisingly low on the convenient light rail.

""Not everyone in Orenco Station is using mass transit," says Lewis & Clark professor Bruce Podobnik. "It's a great neighborhood and it definitely meets a certain market demand out there, but it's not an environmental utopia."

Orenco was planned and built with mass transit in mind, a transformation from farmland to urban area aimed at the 1998 opening of the westside MAX Blue Line."

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Published on Monday, October 19, 2009 in The Oregonian
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