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Portland, OR, Residents Save $1.1 Billion by Driving Less

by Rena Ragimova Aug 01, 2007

The Achievement

  • It’s not a typo: The two million people who live in metropolitan Portland, OR, save a combined $1.1 billion per year by driving, on average, 20 percent fewer miles per day than the typical U.S. metropolitan resident (four miles per day less).
  • If Portlanders drove as much as the typical resident, they would produce eight million more vehicle miles per day, or about 2.9 billion more miles per year. The total estimated savings on car purchases, gas, and other vehicle-related expenses comes to $1.1 billion per year.


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