Reinventing How City Dwellers Get Around

29:38 minutes

Portland, Oregon, is a model city for sustainable urban transit where trolleys, trams, light rail, and cars run on the state’s plentiful hydroelectric power. Jeff Allen, executive director of Drive Oregon, and Chris Hoffmann, inventor of a one-wheeled electric motorcycle called the Ryno, talk about how other cities might learn from Portland’s innovations.

Segment Guests

Chris Hoffmann

Chris Hoffman is CEO and senior mechanical engineer at Ryno Motors in Beaverton, Oregon.

Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen is executive director of Drive Oregon in Portland, Oregon.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.