Author profile: Michael Andersen (News Editor)
Here are the other 17 articles by Michael Andersen (News Editor):
- You're not as visible on a bike at night as you think, new study shows (May 20, 2013)
Not as flashy as most
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
People who ride bikes at night consistently overestimate their visibility to other road users, a new study has found.
They also overlook a few tricks, like reflective strips around the ankles and knees, that can help the most.
The report, led by Joanne Wood of the Queensland University of [...]
- At Employers Summit, tech CEO shares savings from low-car commuting (May 20, 2013)
Even before Blackman and his two co-founders started paying themselves, they were renting a workspace with bike parking and showers and buying a TriMet pass for every Elemental employee.
- Ten years of Breakfast on the Bridges: An evening of stories (October 31, 2012)
BonB veteran Steph Routh.(Photo by Michael Andersen))
This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, PDX's 10-minute newsmagazine about buses, bikes and low-car life.
Dozens of fans of one of Portland's most unique and durable bike traditions met Tuesday night at bicycle tavern Velo Cult to tell stories from more than 120 mornings of free breakfast [...]
- Metro travel survey shows major shifts in how we get around (October 23, 2012)
Survey data released by Metro this morning shows huge spikes in bike traffic.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
Almost every transportation statistic you see has to do with one kind of trip: commuting to work. That's the only one the Census Bureau asks people about.
But once in a while, someone outside the Census Bureau does research into the [...]
- Hilltop "Jesus" and naked kisses: The Portland bike scene's best missed connections (July 2, 2012)
Hey wait! Let's get a drink!(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)
This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, PDX's 10-minute newsmagazine about buses, bikes and; low car life.
Summertime might not have quite reached the sky yet, but it's sprouted in Portlanders' hearts. I've got evidence.
Now and then, Portland Afoot publishes a feature we call "Craigsbest" – [...]
- Death of boy riding bike in Vancouver calls attention to left-turning buses (April 30, 2012)
A tragedy in Vancouver.
[The story was written by contributor Michael Andersen.]
As Vancouver reels from the death of an 11-year-old boy who was crushed by a C-Tran bus while riding his bike through the intersection of Main and 27th on Saturday, some have noted a common thread it shares with other recent local tragedies:
Buses turning left.
- Low-car voters flex muscles, eat pizza at 'Bike Walk Vote' kickoff (December 5, 2011)
U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenaur (L) and Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen were among the many politicians that attended the event.(Photo: Art Almaguer)
- First look at TriMet's new multimodal trip planner (October 14, 2011)
Bibiana McHugh of TriMet gave a special sneak preview of the tool today.(Photo: Michael Andersen)
This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, PDX's 10-minute newsmagazine and wiki for transit commuters.
Already known internationally for its top-notch website and pioneering use of open data, Portland's transit agency is about to take another leap toward making [...]
- How much to use bike sharing in Portland? About $60-$95 per year (September 13, 2011)
This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, a 10-minute newsmagazine and wiki for public transit riders in Portland.
If bike sharing comes to Portland as expected, it won't really be for cycling devotees, many of whom already take their bicycles everywhere.
No, bike sharing will be for people who rode in on buses, [...]
- Bikes, cars, trains: What's the best value for taxpayers? (April 11, 2011)
This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, a "10-minute newsmagazine" and wiki about low-car life in Portland.
How much do various types of transportation projects cost taxpayers? Here's an imperfect, but startling, hint:
From 1995 to 2010, our state and federal government spent $5,538 per new bike or foot commuter in the Portland metro [...]