I first met Jonathan Maus during a SEE(D) Change event hosted at a Nau store. He was the keynote speaker and he excitedly shuffled through pages of notes while detailing the method and the madness behind his blog bikeportland.org. During his talk he cited the famous Technorati quote, “71 million blogs….Some of them have to be good.” And as a member of Technorati’s top 6000 blogs, his has finally arrived as “good.”
As proof in the pudding for this somewhat nebulous statistic, Jonathan and his blog — along with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance — was a driving force in reclaiming Portland’s bike master plan. Somehow, Mayor Tom Potter omitted the $100,000 bike master plan from the City’s $3 billion dollar budget. Upon hearing this, Jonathan helped rally the second most emails and letters the mayor has received in over 18 months in order to overturn Potter’s decision. Hooray!
As a guy equally glued to his computer and Co-motion road bike, anyone who comes across Maus can tell he is dedicated to pushing things forward, two wheels at a time.
Click here for a fuller version of the story from the Oregonian.