Oregon Environmental Council | Eco-Friendly, People-Focused Transportation

Eco-Friendly, People-Focused Transportation

The way we get around makes a real difference for our health and environment. Cars and trucks emit nearly 40% of Oregon’s climate pollution and more than one-half of Oregon’s air pollution. Runoff from streets and parking lots pollutes our water. Poorly planned roads lead to sprawl, which threatens Oregon’s forests and farms. Communities where residents can’t walk or bicycle safely have higher rates of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

It’s time for an eco-friendly transportation system that supports clean air, climate stability, and healthy families living in economically vibrant neighborhoods. A system that provides everyone—including those too young, too old, too poor, or physically unable to drive—with equitable access to the places they need and want to go. To that end, Oregon Environmental Council advocates for: