By Lou Melini — Since July of 2004, I have written the commuter column for Cycling West. Currently, Jamie Morningstar and Turner Britton write several columns each year, helping to reducing my responsibility substantially, in addition to writing features that have provided a more diverse format for the column.
Having retired a few years ago, I need to step back and give up being the lead writer, and reduce my responsibility to writing a few columns each year.
Feedback that we have received over the years tells us that the column has been effective by increasing the number of bike commuters. In addition, cyclists have reported expanding the commute season earlier and later in the year, as well as increasing the frequency that they ride each week. E-bike commuting has substantially increased, putting more people on bikes, and fewer in cars.
Taking over the Commuter Column will give the new editor a chance to independently be creative in how the column is written.
Applicants with writing and/or bike commuting experience would be helpful.
Interested parties should email a short cover letter to Cycling West publisher Dave Iltis at [email protected].
I would like to thank the dozens of bike commuters that gave me their time and attention, allowing us to make Cycling West’s Commuter Column the most successful column focusing on bike commuting in the U.S.!