Six bloggers to share stories from Green Lane Project cities

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Bikes Belong’s Green Lane Project aims to change the landscape of urban bicycling in America, starting with six U.S. cities. Now, you’ll be able to follow the progress of these six GLP cities. Six bloggers, one from each of the Green Lane Project’s focus cities, will share stories at GreenLaneProject.org about their communities’ journeys toward more green lanes and better bicycling for anyone who wants to ride. Each blogger plans to post two stories per month about their city. Here’s a little bit about each blogger:

Jen Reel, Austin
Jen Reel is a photojournalist working out of Austin, TX. A transplant from Chicago, she grumbles about the heat but loves Texas anyway. Former Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby claims Jen is the first reporter ever to arrive on her bicycle to interview him.

John Greenfield, Chicago
John Greenfield is cofounder of GridChicago.com, a daily blog about walking, biking and transit issues in Chicagoland. He also writes “Checkerboard City,” a weekly column about sustainable transportation in Newcity magazine. John contributes regularly to Momentum and Urban Velo bike magazines, and Grist.org, an environmental website. Previously he worked for the Active Transportation Alliance as a consultant to the Chicago Department of Transportation bicycle program, arranging the installation of 3,700 bike parking racks in every corner of the city.

Anthony Siracusa, Memphis
A native Memphian, Anthony Siracusa is the founder and director of Bike Walk Tennessee and director of the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club. He has served on Memphis’ Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and on Mayor A.C. Wharton’s Sustainable Shelby Traffic and Transportation Committee. In addition to his advocacy work, Anthony is active in the Memphis music scene with local bands Bury the Living, Pezz, and Akasha, and writes a monthly bicycling column for the Memphis Commercial Appeal entitled “LifeCycles.”

Michael Andersen, Portland, OR
Michael Andersen is a Portland-based journalist. He’s written for The Oregonian and other publications and publishes Portland Afoot, a nonprofit news service for public transit riders in Portland. He’s impersonated a metal thief, a panhandler and a terrorist and he’s a pretty big fan of bread. Send yeast packets to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Alexis Chavez, San Francisco
Since moving to San Francisco in 2005, Alexis Chavez has delighted in all the wonderful and quirky things city life has to offer. After graduating with a degree in journalism from San Francisco State University, she interned with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle. When she isn’t writing, Alexis can be found riding her bicycle around Golden Gate Park. 

David Cranor, Washington DC
David Cranor is a bicycle advocate from Washington, DC by way of Texas. He’s a NASA engineer, father of one (soon to be three), former Peace Corps volunteer and beagle owner.