Portland Oregon transitPhotos: flickr users b and Jason McHuff

Portland, Oregon, is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most livable cities (and it was a Fast City in 2007). And it continues to show solid growth despite having the second lowest per capita transit spending of the 28 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. A system of trains, streetcars, buses, and aerial trams give the city one of the most diverse transportation portfolios in the world. In this episode of e2, we find out how have city planners integrated transportation planning into their decision-making over the past 40 years?

Reader support helps sustain our work. Donate today to keep our climate news free.

This story provided by our friends at Fast Company.

Grist thanks its sponsors. Become one.

Additional digital shorts from the e2 Series: Seoul Reengineers a Freeway Into a Stream.