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Transportation -- Oregon -- Accessibility, Sustainable urban development, Transportation and state


Sustainable transportation planning principles deemphasize motor vehicle trips in favor of alternative means of moving from place to place. Portland has emerged as a national leader in bicycle commuting, public transit use, and innovative land use planning which encourages public accessibility to transportation alternatives while minimizing the impact on the environment. Dr. Jennifer Dill, associate professor in the School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University, lists essential elements of a sustainable transportation system, provides policy frameworks, and discusses aspects of the Transportation Planning Rule adopted by Oregon lawmakers in 1991. Dr. Dill explains how plans are created and implemented at the local level and shares results which reveal encouraging trends in public transit and bicycle use for commuting.


Presented to the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, Beijing, June 19, 2008.

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