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Where the car is not king

The public transportation in Portland is so good, they’re talking about it in the UK!

If you thought political cross-dressing was a recent British phenomenon, you obviously haven’t been to Portland.

In Oregon they were ‘cross dressing’ as far back as the 1970’s when the Republican Governor, Tom McCall, took radical steps to prioritise public transport over roads, using the freeways levy to invest in the foundations of what is undoubtedly one of the most integrated and dynamic public transport provisions anywhere in the world.

Today, the city still invests its share of federal tax dollars into multiple modes of transport, and its long-term vision has paid off.

Where the car is not king