March 19, 2014
Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer
One of the most interesting transformations in the media world right now is the fact that instead of making a name for themselves by buying TV and newspaper ads that pay other people to do great reporting and writing, companies are increasingly doing the great reporting and writing themselves, in their own name.
I've never seen a better example of this phoenomenon than this longform piece by the Traffic Safety Store, an online retailer of construction signs, traffic cones and safety vests, about the American movement to build protected bike lanes. Here's one characteristically thoughtful passage:
My colleague Zach Vanderkooy is quoted extensively and many of the stories shared in the piece will be familiar to readers of this site. But we'd be recommending it even if they weren't drawing on our work. It's one of the best comprehensive summaries I've seen of what we're trying to do here at The Green Lane Project and why it's important.
It's almost enough to make you want to go buy some traffic safety cones. Nice work, guys.