Trips not taken by Swan Island commuters, 2002-2009

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Trips not taken by Swan Island commuters, 2002-2009

  1. 1. Trips not taken by Swan Islandcommuters, 2002-2009 Michael Andersen Portland Afoot
  2. 2. The regional pictureLonger commutes more and more common
  3. 3. Data sourceLongitudinal-Employer Household Dynamics Program ● annual product of U.S. Census bureau ● based on unemployment insurance records ● last available data: 2009
  4. 4. Three industrial areasSwan Island, Rivergate, Airport
  5. 5. Airport areaCensus tract 73 Commutes from 97218 97211 97220 97213 97230
  6. 6. Rivergate areaCensus tracts 72.02 and 41.01 Commutes from 97203 97217 97211 97210 97231
  7. 7. Swan Island areaCensus tract 44 Commutes from 97203 97217 97211 97227 97212
  8. 8. FindingsThings are getting worse across the board...
  9. 9. Findings...but Swan Island is resisting the trends...
  10. 10. Findings...at least, better than its neighbors. 5x 50% 1.5x
  11. 11. What if......Swan Island commuters had moved away at Airports rate?
  12. 12. What if......Swan Island commuters had moved away at Airports rate? 34 more long-distance commuters daily by 2009
  13. 13. What if......Swan Island commuters had moved away at Rivergates rate? 274 more long-distance commuters daily by 2009
  14. 14. And the final bonus...Every trip from a North Portland home is likely to be short.
  15. 15. Citations ● LEHD data online at lehdmap.did.census.gov ● Commute length data from 2000 Census, 2009 ACS, at factfinder.census.gov ● Maps modified from zipmap.net Michael Andersen 503.662.2871

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