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It’s Greener Here: Thank You for Not Driving

Bruce Forster

We want to thank you for choosing not to drive when you’ve come to visit Portland Japanese Garden. We’ve recently crunched the numbers and can proudly say that your choice to leave your cars at home is working to help reduce overall congestion in Washington Park!

New transportation data by Washington Park shows that only 45 percent of visitors to Portland Japanese Garden are using their personal cars for transportation. That’s the lowest percentage of all the institutions within Washington Park.

the use of cars has fallen by 20 percent, with large increases in public transit and ride shares.

Additionally, even as Washington Park attendance has grown exponentially since 2014, the use of cars has fallen by 20 percent, with large increases in public transit and ride shares.

Bruce Forster

Just a reminder that the Portland metro area’s public transit system, TriMet is an ideal way to get to Washington Park. Avoid paying to park by starting your Washington Park adventure with MAX Light Rail. Once inside the park, use the free seasonal shuttle (daily May-October) to get around.

Trimet’s Bus Line 63 is another good option. It runs from Providence Park through Washington Park to the Washington Park MAX station and runs daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We wanted to sincerely thank you for freeing up space, conserving resources, and helping to protect our planet.