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 email@example.com or his cell, 503-333-7824.
Here are the other 542 articles by Michael Andersen (News Editor):
- Comment of the Week: A little perspective on city rankings (August 29, 2014)
Like best-guitarist-of-all-time rankings, best-bike-city rankings are mostly just for fun. But in a week when Portland reportedly got a serious demotion from the granddaddy of bike rankings, reader MaxD’s reaction probably spoke for a lot of us.
- Safety advocates win on Clinton: city installs barricades during Division detour (August 29, 2014)
A 4 pm ride on Clinton this afternoon will be changed from a protest to a celebration.
- BTA throws weight behind five new greenways east of 205 (August 29, 2014)
Of the five new advocacy campaigns we’re examining this week, the only one that’s almost certain to succeed is east of Interstate 205.
- Jobs of the Week (August 29, 2014)
Looking for your next professional adventure? Two opportunities were added to our Job Listings this week.
- Magazine demotes Portland to nation’s #4 bike city (August 28, 2014)
- Get pumped: The 2014 Bike Commute Challenge kicks off next week (August 28, 2014)
September is your best chance to get your co-workers to give biking a shot.
- BTA looks to revive plan for protected bike lanes through downtown (August 27, 2014)
Even though downtown is far and away the most popular destination for bike-commuting, it’s a yawning gap in the city’s network of low-stress bike routes.
- As Congress drops Safe Routes to School, advocates ask Metro to step in (August 26, 2014)
A Safe Routes to School ride in Portland in 2010. A new BTA campaign suggests tapping federal funding allocated to the Metro regional government to offer the program in suburban schools, too.(Photo: J.Maus/BikePortland) Second in a week-long series about the BTA’s five new advocacy campaigns. Over the last two years, people trying to reverse the Read More »
- Q&A: How Minnesota saves lives by spreading safety money thinly (August 26, 2014)
Sue Groth, director of traffic, safety and technologyfor the Minnesota Department of Transportation,has been nationally recognized for overseeing rapiddrops in traffic fatalities.(Photos: MnDOT) Sue Groth’s job: use math and millions of dollars to stop injuries before they happen. The team Groth leads at the Minnesota Department of Transportation has probably saved a few hundred lives Read More »
- Advocates work to build retailers’ consensus around a big city investment in NE Broadway (August 25, 2014)
More than anything else in central Portland’s bike network, commercial corridors are the missing links.