Portland Afoot

TaglinePortland-based transportation advocacy
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageTransportation
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesPrint Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Revenue SourcesSubscriptions
Revenue SourcesPrint
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)1
Active Volunteers1-10
AffiliationsPortland in the Round
Mappin LocationPortland - Oregon
Principal StaffMichael Andersen
DescriptionIn a culture where the car is often the primary mode of transportation the web/print hybrid Portland Afoot has set out to inform Portland citizens about the wide world of transportation alternatives. After leaving his job as a reporter for The Columbian in Vancouver Wash. founder Michael Andersen felt that he could attract a devoted audience for a new journalism venture by providing locally focused coverage of an under-reported niche topic. In June of 2010 Andersen established Portland Afoot in response to what he believed to be a gross deficit of accessible information about regional transit options. Stories might include features on efficient cross-town bike routes reporting on transit cuts or even a piece about a pedicab entrepreneur who traveled from Portland to Chile using buses and other forms of public transportation.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/01/portland-afoot.php