Michael Andersen writes about housing and transportation for the Sightline Institute. He previously covered bike infrastructure for PeopleForBikes, a national bicycling advocacy organization.
End Parking Mandates, Get a Free Bus PassBy Michael Andersen | | No Comments
Great programs like this one in Minnesota don’t happen when big parking lots are mandatory.
Good Transit Is Useless If People Can’t Live Near ItBy Michael Andersen | | No Comments
A good Oregon bill would hold high-capacity transit lines to a very basic standard.
Study: Yes, More Parking Does Put More Cars on the RoadBy Michael Andersen | | No Comments
A new study finds something transportation reformers have long suspected, but never proven.
Believe it or Not, Trump put a Huge Tax on Parking Lots – Maybe by MistakeBy Michael Andersen | | 4 Comments
But the IRS might let big companies wriggle out of it. You can comment until Feb. 22.
Six Secrets From the Planner of Sevilla’s Lightning Bike NetworkBy Michael Andersen | | 21 Comments
Here's one way to understand the story of biking in Sevilla, Spain: It went from having about as much biking as Oklahoma City to having about as much biking as Portland, Oregon. It did this over the course of four years.
What We Can Learn From the Runaway Success of UT-Austin Bike-ShareBy Michael Andersen | | 3 Comments
In the program's first 40 days, the campus bikes averaged 12 checkouts per bike per day. Why exactly did it work?
“Buffalo Is Missing Out”: When Good Bike Cities Improve, It Helps EveryoneBy Michael Andersen | | 7 Comments
The need for better streets is global, but the fight is local.
The NCUTCD Wants to Know How You Think Speed Limits Should Be SetBy Michael Andersen | | 36 Comments
The obscure but hugely influential committee is asking for direct feedback.
Bike to the Future: Portland Uses Bikes to Rethink 70 Years of Strip MallsBy Michael Andersen | | 1 Comment
Portland's Halsey Street carries five bikes in a normal rush hour. The city thinks dramatic upgrades can make it a model for suburban retrofits.
Lightning Fast, Dirt Cheap: Five Tips From SF’s Protected Bike Lane ProjectsBy Michael Andersen | | 6 Comments
How to cut the project time of a new protected bike lane by 90 percent and the cost by 75 percent.
Why Business Is Leading the Charge for Des Moines’ $33M Street OverhaulBy Michael Andersen | | No Comments
The City Council of Des Moines has approved one of the biggest downtown street transformations the United States has seen in years
Ellensburg, WA, Proves No Town Is Too Small for Top-Notch BikewaysBy Michael Andersen | | No Comments
Few objects in this world are more fiscally conservative than the bicycle.