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Commuting -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Urban-rural migration -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Transportation -- Oregon -- Planning

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78 pages


This case study of the Portland, Oregon, region analyzes and compares the emerging commuting patterns of exurban, small town, and suburban households. The analysis is based on a mail survey of 1408 households who purchased homes in 1987. By examining the types of households moving to exurbia, their reasons for moving, and the impacts of their moves on journey-to-work a picture is drawn of the forces shaping exurban development and the implications of this type of development for transportation planning and policy.


Catalog Number PR040.

A product of the Center for Urban Studies, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University.

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