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With new ‘Livable Streets’ subgroup, BikeLoud will commemorate road deaths by all modes

The Facebook page for the new “subgroup”Livable Streets Action. A new group called Livable Streets Action is taking the tactics that have won a string of victories for local biking this spring and summer and applying them to other modes, too. Organizer Dan Kaufman, a videographer and longtime local social justice advocate who has helped … Read more

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Recap and photos from inaugural ‘Open Bike Night’ at Velo Cult

The bike vibe is strong at Velo Cult, which makes it the perfect venue.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Last night at Velo Cult something sort of amazing happened. It was the inaugural Open Bike Night, a new event thought up by Sellwood resident Dan Kaufman. While only a handful of people showed up, Kaufman and his … Read more

‘Open Bike Night’ debuts at Velo Cult tomorrow

Dan Kaufman brings his unique brand of community-oriented entertainment to Velo Cult tomorrow.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Dan Kaufman of CrankMyChain is at it again. The biking videographer, musician, songwriter, transportation activist (he in Salem right now rallying against the CRC project), talk-show host, and general renaissance man is set to debut his latest project tomorrow … Read more

Activists to Mayor Adams: Free the Disco Trike or face bike swarm – UPDATED

(Graphic: PDX Bike Swarm) After Dan Kaufman’s Disco Trike was confiscated by Portland police during protests last Wednesday, activists are now increasing pressure on City Hall to release it. In a blog post this morning, PDX Bike Swarm claimed that, “the police had no reason to confiscate it and we want it back.” In addition … Read more

Dan Kaufman’s media trike confiscated by police during J25 protests – UPDATED

Kaufman at an Occupy Portland event in November.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Local media activist, musician and filmmaker Dan Kaufman of Crank My Chain! CycleTV had his “Disco Trike” impounded by the Portland Police tonight. Kaufman was downtown participating in the “J25” Occupy Portland event in support of the Egyptian uprising. It was planned as a … Read more