stop sign as TriMet GM Neil McFarlane looks on.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)
One of Portland's most successful transportation activists was cheered into retirement Wednesday after 13 years in which he led Swan Island's transformation into the city's least car-dependent industrial park.
Lenny Anderson, 67, dropped out of a Ph.D program in the 1970s to work as a folk singer and printing press operator. He later co-founded two newspapers, including a defunct print quarterly for TriMet riders, before carving out a job for himself as the one-man Swan Island Transportation Management Association. In that role he become a tireless advocate for encouraging Swan Island's 10,000 employees to get to work by bike, bus, or shuttle — anything other than in their cars. (more...)