The energy inventory for Jefferson County (Adobe PDF 359 KB) shows that transportation is the greatest single contributor of CO2 emissions (39% of the total). In the U.S. as a whole, 68% of transportation emissions are from the transport of passengers and only 32% are from the transport of freight. You can save money and carbon by driving less.
Public Transportation Toolkit
Online tools for trip planning by bus, train, and ferry.
Ride Sharing Toolkit
Online tools for ride sharing and vanpools, for commuting, travel, and events.
Port Townsend – Seattle – SeaTac Airport
Here are ten different options for transportation between Port Townsend and Seattle or SeaTac Airport. The two most popular are via Jefferson Transit (public) or Olympic Bus Lines (private).
Touring - Without Your Car
PT Guide – City Guide to Port Townsend, Washington, tells you how to get to Port Townsend without a car. You don’t need a car once you get here, either. We have buses, ferries, and taxi cabs, all regularly servicing the downtown, plus walking tours, rentals (bicycles, scooters, cars) and lots of maps. For a walking map, click Port Townsend Walking Map (also available as an iPhone/iPad app).
Port Townsend is one of the most walkable small cities around with miles of public walking trails through neighborhoods, parks, and nature preserves. Get maps for walking tours.
Port Townsend and Jefferson County are very accessible by bicycle with miles of dedicated bicycle lanes on streets as well as off-street trails. Get maps for bicycle touring.
Electric bicycles, electric scooters, and electric cars are all excellent ways to get around the community with far less cost and CO2 emissions.
Air Travel - Carbon Offset
Air travel releases as much CO2 per passenger mile as a single occupancy vehicle and easily becomes the largest component of your carbon footprint. You can offset your air travel by supporting a renewable energy project that provides power without burning fossil fuels.