Author profile: Michael Andersen (News Editor)
Michael Andersen is the half-time news editor of BikePortland.org. He joined the team in May 2013 after three years as publisher of Portland Afoot and is proud to be supporting BikePortland's pursuit of new initiatives. With the other half of his time, he works as the staff writer for The Green Lane Project, a project of bike advocacy group PeopleForBikes that assists and encourages cities in the design of better bike lanes. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or his cell, 503-333-7824.
Here are the other 561 articles by Michael Andersen (News Editor):
- Comment of the Week: The missed opportunity of Tilikum Crossing (September 19, 2014)
Problems with the west-side landing of Tilikum Crossing.(Image: Ted Buehler) The new transit/bike/walk bridge opening across the Willamette next year has become one of Portland’s go-to examples of how we continue to do great things. And it’s certainly true that it’s a massive investment in active transportation. But as reader Ted Buehler argued in a Read More »
- For one weekend, Old Town will test a huge plaza, bike lanes and cafes along 3rd Avenue (September 19, 2014)
The three-block project will be one of the country’s largest pop-up projects ever.
- Census shows big leaps for biking in a few cities, but Portland inches backward (September 18, 2014)
Is America’s latest bike boom coming to an end? Or is it just moving to different cities?
- Pittsburgh is (in many ways) the city that Portland wants to become (September 17, 2014)
Pittsburgh is successful today in part because of its catastrophic economic collapse. Can Portland have the good without the bad?
- Reinventing taxis, part 2: A Q&A with Uber’s #1 critic, Steve Entler of Radio Cab (September 17, 2014)
A frank discussion about the modern taxi business.
- Reinventing taxis, part 1: A Q&A with Uber’s Northwest regional manager (September 16, 2014)
Brooke Steiger, Uber’s Washington general manager.(Photo: M.Andersen/BikePortland) Portland is now one of just two major U.S. cities where you can’t hail a ride with either Uber or Lyft — and that’s something the car-summoning companies would, of course, love to change. The services essentially let anyone who passes their background checks become a paid cab Read More »
- The Monday Roundup: Saving yourself from texting, playable cities & more (September 15, 2014)
A new way to fight the deadly urge is one of our favorite bike links of the week.
- Student biking to Portland State is down by a third over two years (September 12, 2014)
The popularity of driving to PSU classes rose last year for the first time since 2000.
- East of 82nd, NW Pro Gear fills the bike shop void (September 12, 2014)
Last month, Southeast Portland’s bike shop desert got a little less dry.
- With new leadership curriculum, CCC thinks broader about its community work (September 10, 2014)
“A lot of the time organizations go to a community and they don’t really try to help, but you give them what you think they need.”