Portland, Oregon is a very well planned city with a great public transportation system. About 20-25 years ago, as the city was growing but before it was too big, a plan was developed to keep the city within certain growth boundries. This serves to preserve the surrounding forests and also make a corridor which is easier to accomodate a metro line. This is the light rail system, MAX, that runs primarily east/west through the city out to the suburbs. Bus lines connect to the MAX lines and run north/south, and the whole city is really interconnected. Unfortunatly, few US cities are paying attention to this great transportation model.
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Rockyboy (20598) 2004-08-10 14:50
Indeed, in United state, it's not often that we ca see such public transportations. It is very nice to show us MAX!
About the picture, there is a little problem with the perspective that I tried to resolve in a WS. for the rest, the composition is Ok.
Proxilva (2157) 2004-08-10 15:31
you know thooe rails in the ground can be quite a pain in the ass when ride with your bike and steer a bit wrong... but appart from that it's a good public transport...
it's a bit tilted but the compo is very good...
- Copyright: Jennifer Love (erthmuffin) (1551)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-06-25
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon PowerShot s230
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Portland and Seattle
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-10 12:21