Transportation Options

Tram, Go By Bike and StreetcarOHSU, Portland, Oregon's largest employment and medical destination, is a unique commuting experience with campuses linked by one of the nation’s only aerial commuter trams. OHSU's central campuses are connected by half a dozen express buses, a streetcar, bike valet, miles of nature trails and the largest car-free bridge in the country.

Portland's hills and river limit the number of automobiles that can travel to OHSU campuses. Diverse modes of travel serves OHSU’s mission to offer an exceptional patient experience and improve community health.

OHSU, by the numbers

Each year, we ask a random sample of over two thousand employees about their travel experience. Below, we see how OHSU's largest campus, on the highest elevation hill in the city, ranks against Portland, generally, in transportation.

OHSU v Portland Transportation
And how all OHSU sites rank vs Multnomah County, where most OHSU sites are located.

Multnomah v OHSU Transportation

OHSU Transportation Census

The goal of the OHSU Transportation Census is to listen directly to daily commuters, OHSU's employees, to improve accessibility for all. Below are the 2017 results.

OHSU Night Access PlanClick to see the full plan

In 2016, OHSU Transportation and Parking teamed with Portland State University's Master of Urban and Regional Planning program to investigate opportunities to improve the experience of traveling to OHSU through the evening and early morning.

The community showed overwhelming interest in the project. Over a thousand people provided their feedback including commuters, stakeholders, industry professionals, and the surrounding neighborhoods. See the final plan at


John Landolfe,
OHSU Transportation Options Coordinator

John has coordinated transportation programs for OHSU since 2009. He is dedicated to helping new, returning, and daily visitors plan their best possible trip. In the past decade, OHSU commuters have raced ahead of the region and industry in diverse commuting choices.

He has 16 years experience in project management and graduated Portland State University with degrees in communications and writing. His work at OHSU includes the internationally-celebrated OHSU Bike Program, creating, and orienting up to 100 new employees and students a week.