Talk:Transportation in Portland, Oregon

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Untitled[edit]

Should this be Transportation in Portland, Oregon? That's the category name. Also, both mention things outside of the actual city (but in the metro area)--Jason McHuff 04:51, 13 September 2005 (UTC) What about Troutdale Airport? Its a Portland airport far more than McNary is. --Jason McHuff 06:05, 13 September 2005 (UTC)

agreed; i think troutdale should be included there. i might just go add it. i think mcnary was put in like it was because (apparently) it is considered for offloading pdx air traffic or something. doesnt mean troutdale should be left off though. i should dig up some info on the seaport as well, that should get mention! Jon Lon Sito 07:18, 13 September 2005 (UTC)

History[edit]

What about an historical section. Portland once had the most extensive commuter rail system in the western U.S. The Sellwood neighborhood was specifically built as a working-class neighborhood because with rail, people could get from there to the SE industrial area to work.

I think this is an important topic. Any discussion? Cranialsodomy 23:41, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Agreed. Disucssion of Crown Point or whatever it's called would be cool too. Viper007Bond 04:39, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Totally un-american city of cross-dressing republicans[edit]

BBC writes: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/4777801.stm

BBC shows (15 minutes): http://wm.bbc.co.uk/news/media/avdb/news_web/video/9012da68004eaa8/nb/09012da68004eade_16x9_nb.wmv

WikiProject class rating[edit]

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Map at Picture Peer Review[edit]

FYI, I have sent my map that's in the article to Picture Peer Review. --Jason McHuff (talk) 06:00, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

NPOV In Yellow Bike Section[edit]

After a series of NPOV questionable edits, I added teh POV-check tag to the yellow bike section. I'm not quite knowlegeable enough about the subject to know for sure if the section is bias and unencyclopedic, but reading the section I find that very little information was conveyed to me in the first place, and that I still have very little idea of what the project was, or why it was, or why it's one of only two sections under cycling.

The section needs to be cleaned up, inspected for NPOV and trimmed down to the information which is encyclopedic. JordanRL (talk) 01:52, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Refs from nonreliable sources (especially for awards)[edit]

Mumonkan, thanks for adding all of the sources for the various bike awards. I removed the ones that were from blogs, and added one for the platinum designation. I'm trying to keep it limited to reliable sources only. Tedder (talk) 07:04, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

yeah, thats cool. no problem. i was kinda unhappy with the virgin vacations one anyway. i just added 2 links back in for the bicycling magazine 2006 and 2008 picks. bicycling has the 2008 article on their website, so that is direct, skipping the bikeportland.org intermediate step. however, i could not find the 2006 article on their website, but bikeportland.org has a scan of the magazine itself. i am fine if you (or anyone) wants to axe the 2006 reference altogether, since i think there are enough sources and the 2008 article mentions portland being in the 2006 survey as well. thanks! Jon Lon Sito (talk) 19:46, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Removed sections on yellow bikes program and pedicabs[edit]

I removed these sections. Need reliable, third-party sources to provide factual information and indicate significance to Portland transportation. -Pete (talk) 22:43, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

I saw a New York Times citation in there... Jason McHuff (talk) 06:17, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

The Pedicabs section reads like an ad for the two companies mentioned, even going so far as to cite those corporate websites. Is there any actual citeable information here? Tedernst | talk 23:17, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Misleading Commute Numbers or Did the Census Change Statistical Methods?[edit]

Currently the article states:

"Portland's rate of public transit use (12.6% of commutes in 2008) is comparable to much larger cities like Los Angeles, and higher than in most similarly sized U.S. cities, but is lower than in some similarly sized cities, such as Baltimore and Seattle.[3]"

The current citation points to a dead link: "American Community Survey 2006, Table S0802". U.S. Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/STGeoSearchByListServlet?ds_name=ACS_2008_1YR_G00_

A google search brings up this more recent ACS document: http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/acsbr09-5.pdf In that doc I can't find a number close to 12.6%. In fact the recent numbers for Portland are around 6.1% of commutes (although PDX's number is still comparable to Los Angeles's number of 6.4%).

Is this a blatant error or did public transportation usage tabulation change? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.76.100.86 (talk) 06:29, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

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