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Biking the Big Easy: Infrastructure and advocates on the rise

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: … Read more


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Guest Article: In memory of teammate and friend, Steve Nelson

[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. … Read more


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Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Three)

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. … Read more


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Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry (Part Two)

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 … Read more


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Don’t kill the messengers: Inside the health of the industry

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 … Read more