Traffic in Portland, OR, United States

We estimate that in this city, due to travelling to work/school, per passenger is produced yearly 1,692.58kg of CO2. It is needed 77.75 trees for each passenger to produce enough oxygen to cover that. Formulas used for this estimation

Main Means of Transportation to Work or School

Working from Home 1.41%
Walking 1.41%
Car 78.87%
Bike 5.63%
Motorbike 0.70%
Bus/Trolleybus 7.04%
Tram/Streetcar 0.00%
Train/Metro 4.93%

Average when primary using Walking

Distance 7.49 km
Walking 23.00 min
Waiting 2.50 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 10.00 min
Overall 35.50 min

Average when primary using Car

Distance 20.17 km
Walking 0.38 min
Driving Car 32.63 min
Overall 33.02 min

Average when primary using Bike

Distance 5.63 km
Bike 18.88 min
Overall 18.88 min

Average when primary using Motorbike

Distance 5.00 km
Walking 2.00 min
Motor Bike 10.00 min
Overall 12.00 min

Average when primary using Bus/Trolleybus

Distance 11.94 km
Walking 3.81 min
Waiting 6.30 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 33.00 min
Train/Metro Ride 4.00 min
Overall 47.72 min

Average when primary using Train/Metro

Distance 15.17 km
Walking 7.43 min
Waiting 2.71 min
Driving Car 1.00 min
Train/Metro Ride 27.00 min
Overall 38.14 min

Overall Average Travel Time and Distance to Work (School)

Distance 18.09 km
Overall 33.16 min

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Last update: June 2021

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1 Comments so far
Louis Lorenzi-Prince on Nov 26, 2017:
I live in the uptown area of downtown Portland now, so I walk to everything and take MAX Light Rail or Bus to my 3 job sites in NE Portland and Beaverton, OR. Previously, I was living in NE Portland and did a lot more driving. Traffic in Portland has become very bad in the 12.5 years I've lived here and at age 64, I'm less willing to spend time creeping along in traffic jams on I-205 and I-84. When you live in the Metro Area one thinks twice about driving to functions in the City (concerts, plays) because of traffic and parking (esp on Saturdays); I know this was true for me and it's true for my daughter and her family (she's 33). The evening commute starts at 3pm and goes till 7pm if there are no accidents. Morning commute rush starts at 6am and goes strong till 9:30am. I-84 Westbound bottlenecks a mile or so before the I-5/Hwy 99 junction at all time of the day and evening.