Jim Middaugh

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57 minutes


Sustainability, Transportation -- Oregon -- Portland, Bicycles


Interview of Jim Middaugh by Teddy Messan on February 25th, 2011.

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As of 2012, Jim Middaugh has been the Communications Director with Metro since 2008, the same year he joined the Bicycle Transportation Alliance board. He earned a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Oregon in 1984.


This interview is of Jim Middaugh, of METRO, by Teddy Messan Feb 25, 2011. The initial topics of discussion are his credentials and experience created from his previous positions. Middaugh also explains his reasons and motivations for moving to Portland from Washington, after quitting his job with the environmental defense fund (1:55), his duel position at BTA and Metro as well as on a board of Directors for both. He promotes the inexpensive and sustainable practice of riding a bike which is linked to his opinion and expertise encompassing the environmental aspects of commuting to work while also dealing with emission standards that need to be addressed. He hopes that this will help to cope with climate change and greenhouse gas problems. Social problems like homelessness and basic needs not being met are major concerns for Jim, in addressing sustainability and proper sustainable practices of living.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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