Posts tagged: ridesandy
In post-storm New York, the bike is having a moment of sorts.
Photo: Benjamin Norman for The New York Times.
Riding in Japan
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.
Rapid Response by Bike in Fukushima
The Epoch Times ran this photo of community power generation with a tandem bike after Sandy and many bike commuters are likely wondering how they can power their own devices with a bike. You do so while riding with a dynamo hub or a stationary trainer like this one from Field Studies that was seen on the Climate Ride.
We’ve ridden on tour and vacation with the Reecharge system and will do so again this Winter, in Maui. Would also lend our legs to a community charge station and share our off-the-grid, pedal power.
Find dynamos online or at your local bike shop. Expect to spend a couple hundred dollars on the hub and converter.
The bike industry in New York and nationally is pitching in to help commuters use bikes in post-Sandy New York City this week.
“The bike industry in New York and nationally is pitching in to help commuters use bikes in post-Sandy New York City this week.”
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.”
Many frequent bike commuters said that, with sparse traffic in downtown Manhattan, conditions were ideal to bike.
In the midst of congested transit left in Super Storm Sandy’s wake, more New Yorkers are opting to ride bicycles.
Post Sandy, expect many NYC cyclists are thinking of ways to help more people with bikes and this is one of them. The bicycling Info Ladies of Bangladesh bring the Internet to villages by bike.