Michael Andersen, PlacesForBikes
Michael Andersen is the PlacesForBikes staff writer for PeopleForBikes, a national bicycling advocacy organization. He writes about how to build better biking, faster.
Portland built its fame as a U.S. bike capital on one crucial discovery: It is fairly cheap and easy to make biking desirable in neighborhoods that were originally built for horses and streetcars. This year, Oregon's largest city will begin a new challenge: making biking desirable in a neighborhood that was originally built for cars.