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Erin Greeson

Erin Greeson loves cycling. When she's not riding, she works as an advocate for a sustainable transportation economy and culture.

Greeson currently works for Audubon in the Gulf Coast region and previously served Renewable Northwest Project. Over 10 years in Portland, she volunteered professional services toward vital community causes, including the Towards Carfree Cities Conference and as co-founder of activist group, We are ALL Traffic.

Focused on climate issues, Greeson supports organizations that deliver creative strategies to address the great social, environmental and economic challenge of our time. With Portland as inspiration, she seeks bike options everywhere.


Here are the other 8 articles by Erin Greeson (Guest Contributor):

  • Biking the Big Easy: Rich Community, Gumbo Culture (March 18, 2014)

    We return to our series on the burgeoning bike culture of New Orleans written by former Portland resident Erin Greeson.

  • Biking the Big Easy: Infrastructure and advocates on the rise (December 30, 2013)

    Biking to the end of the rainbow on the Mississippi River Trail.(Photos by Erin Greeson)

    Welcome to the second installment of a three-part series on bicycling and transportation culture in New Orleans by former Portlander and BikePortland contributor Erin Greeson. Erin currently lives in New Orleans. Read her introduction to this series here.
    Part II: Infrastructure and [...]

  • Biking the Big Easy: A guest series (December 19, 2013)

    A Portlander now living in New Orleans shares a look at how bicycling is faring in what she calls Rebirth City.

  • In record heat, a trail angel saves the day (July 30, 2009)

    The hot, eerily empty Springwater Trail yesterday.(Photos by Erin Greeson)

    Today, while commuting home midday to finish my work from an air-conditioned office, a great thing happened. Just when I thought I’d prepared smartly for the 100-degree ride — dousing my head in cold water beforehand and chugging water all morning long — my lack of [...]

  • Guest Article: In memory of teammate and friend, Steve Nelson (April 17, 2009)

    [This article was written by Erin Greeson. You might remember her in-depth examination of the bike messenger industry.]

    "Century" Steve Nelson (1960 ~ 2009)

    On the evening of Tuesday, April 14, Team Beer lost a beloved teammate, "Century" Steve Nelson after a battle with illness and a stream of hospital visits from friends and teammates.
    Steve succumbed [...]

  • Don't kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Three) (January 29, 2009)

    More on this series:- Read Part One
    - Read Part Two- Author Bio
    [Note from Publisher: Welcome to the final installment of our three-part series on bike messengers in Portland. This series is written by BikePortland contributing writer Erin Greeson (bio).
    In Part One, Greeson laid out the tough working conditions faced by Portland's messengers. [...]

  • Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Two) (January 28, 2009)

    More on this series:

    Read Part One
    Author Bio

    [Welcome to Part Two of our three-part series on bike messengers in Portland.
    This series is written by BikePortland contributing writer Erin Greeson (bio). In Part One, Greeson laid out the tough working conditions faced by Portland's messengers. In the article below, she shares finding health care coverage [...]

  • Don't kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (January 27, 2009)

    Erin Greeson

    [Publisher's note: This is the first in a three-part story on Portland's bike messengers by new contributor Erin Greeson.
    When her friend Zak Kovalcik crashed and broke his collarbone last fall, Greeson came face-to-face with the tough reality faced by Portland's bike delivery professionals. In this in-depth, three-part series, Greeson shares how the deck [...]


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