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Transportation Options

One in four Oregonians can’t drive due to age or disability. Many others can’t afford a car. And most of us want more transportation options so that not every trip has to be behind the wheel of an automobile.Oregon Environmental Council advances alternatives to driving alone. We helped forward policies that cleared the way for innovative car-sharing programs and for pay-as-you-drive insurance, which rewards drivers who put fewer miles on their car. Most recently, we worked with our allies to influence the transportation package passed by the 2017 state legislature, winning:✓ A first-time, significant, dedicated source of funding for ...

5 Surprising Things I Learned from Bike Commuting

By Simon TamThough I grew up after Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s main era, the Boss nevertheless resonated with my generation: freedom was tied with the roaring engine of an American car. For most of my life, that was my belief–at the age of sixteen, I promptly received my driver’s license and started driving to and from school (I could have walked). Throughout most of my career I depended on my car. I believed that my car was the most versatile, comfortable, and convenient option for every situation, even though I was victim to ever-increasing gas prices, parking fees (and parking tickets), and traffic jams. Was Thunder Road ...

3 Hacks for Getting Better Gas Mileage

With today's prices at the pump, it pays to get the most out of your tank, while saving precious natural resources. Keep track of your gas mileage To calculate your gas mileage:Record the gallons you put into your car.  This is the TOTAL GAS you will use to calculate.Notice the reading on your gas gauge.  Try to start at a fixed position, i.e. 1/4 tank, the orange before E, etc.  Write down the initial mileage from your odometer.When you reach the same point on your gas gauge again, record the final mileage from your odometer.Subtract initial mileage on your odometer from final mileage to get your TOTAL MILEAGE.GAS MILEAGE = ...