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Our Favorite Tweeters of 2010


Everyone seems to be coming out with Top-Tweets-of-the-Year lists, but I don't follow the Tweeter-sphere closely enough to come up with something like the the top transportation tweets of the year. 

But the Commuter Central team is an active member of the Twitter cloud (@SmartTripsBiz) and we definitely have our favorite Tweeters.  So in the spirit of following what others are doing, here is our list of Top-Transportation-Tweeters and each of their 140-character bios. 

You're favorite Tweeter isn't on our list?  Please correct our mistake in the comments!

@TimoOptionista - "Read these tweets, expect subtle attempts to influence your travel behavior..."


@DonaldShoup - "Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA."


@PortlandAfoot - "A new 10-minute newsmagazine about low-car life in PDX."


 @bikecommutenews - "Local, National and World News for Bike Commuters, as it breaks. Help us promote bicycles as a viable & sustainable source of transportation."


@travelportland -"We love all things Portland - the official account for Travel Portland. Questions? Use in your tweet. We will help."

@SweetpeaBikes - "I design and build bikes for women."



@wsdot - "Official Washington State Department of Transportation Twitter account."


@SafeRoutesPDX - "Safe Routes Program Manager - City of Portland"



@Michael_GR - "I work for the Discovery Channel as a Science/Tech/Transportation writer for TreeHugger and Planet Green."



@RayLaHood - "The official Twitter page of the US Secretary of Transportation"


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Scott Cohen

December 17, 2010 at 12:08 PM

I just started following them, but I should have included these guys:

@OTREC - Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium

Good info on the latest in transportation developments in Oregon and nationwide.


Stephen Hoyt-McBeth

December 17, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I think this is a fine list, but I humbly offer that BikePortland has a couple of them beat.


Michael Andersen

December 20, 2010 at 11:04 PM

Hey, thanks a lot for the shoutout, Scott! I'm honored to be on this list.

I for one will cop to being beat by Jonathan at @BikePortland any day. I try to stick with the transit/ped stuff; no use to try keeping up with the dude on his turf.

Among local people who do a lot of exclusive (as opposed to blog-promotional) tweeting about transpo, I also like:
@TriMetDiaries - "Sharing the inevitably amusing, amazing, and horrifying tales gleaned by riding public transit in the Portland metropolitan area."

@intersection911 - "Life in the streets. Documenting, advocating, and deconstructing the potential of our transportation network."

@wpcwalks - "The Willamette Pedestrian Coalition is a membership-based advocacy organization dedicated to making walking conditions safer, more convenient & attractive."

And nationally:
@urbandata - "Local & global urban affairs: City planning, health equity, governance 2.0, design, data & community indicators."

@alttransport - "Your guide to smarter ways of getting around."

@ttpolitic - Yonah Freemark, probably the country's best hard-news transit planning blogger.



December 21, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Thanks for the shout-out guys!

I'd add @SundayParkways for staying up-to-date on Portland's favorite motor-free event.

Thumbs up to @BikePortland as well, and Michael's picks.

And I like to follow @VeloBusDriver for a refreshing bi-modal point-of-view.

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