Meet carfree Portlander Vivek Jeevan (Video)

We are so excited to share a new episode in our Carfree Portlanders series!

This time we spend a day with advocate, physicist, and road safety researcher Vivek Jeevan. Vivek moved to Portland from Corvallis very recently and has plugged right into the community. When he’s not working his day job at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), Vivek is co-leader of the new Bike Loud PDX West Side chapter and he’s recently begun tabling at the Portland State University Saturday Farmer’s Market in the South Park Blocks.

You might also recall Vivek’s research into pedestrian fatalities we highlighted back in August. We’re so grateful he’s a Portlander and it’s very cool he manages this full life and schedule using his bike and transit.

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We hope you enjoy watching and are as inspired by Vivek as we are. You might also like our previous profile of Jamshed Patel.

Special thanks to our video guy Amit Zinman. His work and video content like this is made possible by readers who step up and subscribe and/or make financial contributions to BikePortland. Please consider joining them today!

And if you know anyone who’d be a good subject for this series, please let us know.

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mh
4 months ago

Some of us are angry after years of ineffectual activism. Vivek is a phenomenal combination of brains and positive energy and what seems to be a really effective shield against negativity like mine. One of the best.

Ed
Ed
4 months ago

Great video. Keep up the good fight, Vivek!

Fourknees
Fourknees
4 months ago

I like these spotlight videos. Good stuff. I appreciate all the bicycle advocates out there!

Serenity
Serenity
4 months ago

Vivek is a great guy, and I love his enthusiasm.

Jillian
Jillian
4 months ago

This warmed my heart! Especially appreciated the story of the baby bird – so true, what sort of world do we want to create? Thanks for all you do Vivek!