Interesting how presence changes perspective. After the Tsunami, the Japanese rode bikes and continue to do so in a mini bike boom. Post Sandy, NYC is discovering the utility of the bike and that’s what we’re posting about here. Local bike advocates are responding with #bikesandy events, commuter stations, free rental bikes, and blinkies.
WSJ blogs how bikes are getting ridden again in NYC after Hurricane Sandy.
“I haven’t used this in like a year,” said 29-year-old Jeffrey Johnson, who works at an Internet marketing company in Manhattan. He brought his bike into Atlantic Bicycles Thursday to have a new lock put on. “But I had no choice.”
Don’t drive, ride a bike. Commuters are filling bike lanes in greater numbers than usual this morning. Staring out the window of an idling car, I wished I were one of them. The sun is shining and the streets are full of optimism