TOD Landmark Still Can't Get People Out of Their Cars
Eric Jaffe reports on a recent article in the Journal of Urbanism on Orenco Station, written by sociologist Bruce Podobnik of Lewis and Clark College. Podobnik concludes"
"... while the neighborhood has achieved a heightened sense of community and successfully encouraged walking, most residents still rely on the single-occupancy vehicle - not mass transit - as their primary mode of commute."
And yet, Jaffe writes, "...[t]he findings are not entirely bleak. Only a third of Orenco Station inhabitants say they never use mass transit, and more than half of them ride transit at least once a week..."