Interestingly, despite its reputation as a multi-modal mecca for gridlock-weary commuters, Portland doesn't land in the report's top 10 cities with the lowest percentage of households that own a vehicle.
In fact, even with its superior highway system, urban sprawl and water-and-hill geographical challenges, the Seattle area
continues to be the Northwest champion on that front, with nearly 17 percent of
residents getting around without an automobile.
In Portland, which is 11th
on the list of 30 largest cities, about 15 percent of households don't own a
vehicle, an increase of less than one percent more since the last Michigan
study in 2007.
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