About Me

JoshCohenheadshotI am a freelance writer and editor in Seattle.

I often write about transportation, urban land use, politics, and the impacts of climate change. I’ve also written about underwater archaeologists, junior hockey labor disputes, luchador wrestlers in Seattle, Jewish pirates and plenty in between.

I am a contributing writer at Next City, mostly focusing on transportation and infrastructure. I’ve also written for The Guardian, The Nation, Pacific Standard Magazine, Vice, Yes! Magazine, and more.

In 2010, I founded The Bicycle Story, an online journal exploring the people of bicycling through interviews with adventurers, advocates, racers, bike builders, industry insiders and more. In 2015, I launched The Bicycle Story Podcast.

I contributed two chapters to Cycling Sojourner Washington, a guidebook to self-supported bike touring in Washington State. Learn more about the book and get yourself a copy.

I used to write the BikeNerd column for Seattle news and politics website PubliCola. A mix of reporting and editorials, my column covered bike advocacy news and cycling culture in Seattle and Washington. Prior to BikeNerd, I covered the State Legislature, filling reports from Olympia.

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