Even from LA I keep getting encouraging messages from all quarters in NYC that the Hurricane Sandy disaster is being turned into a positive for massive social change. A girlfriend who has never owned a bike enjoyed getting caught in an Amsterdam style bike traffic jam, Time’s Up! broke out the bike generators to help power cell phones in the Lower East Side, thousands of new commuters are discovering biking and cyclists are using their unique ability to get around to go help where it’s most needed.
Want to know more? Look at pictures? The best resource for cycling post hurricane Sandy is definitely Bike Blog NYC. Mike Green’s passion for being a journalistic resource is doubly impressive given the fact that he’s actively working overtime, taking care of family & friends and doesn’t make money off the blog. If Bike Bloggers got things like Pulitzer prizes, I’d say Mr. Green would be the obvious choice.
WE BIKE – Liz Jose’s female specific cycling group also did a bang up job of rounding up useful biking resources post-Sandy.
http://bikeapolis.us/- Bike train locations (think “carpool” for cyclists) and rental info
http://bikenyc.org/resources- Citywide cycling resource from Transportation Alternatives
http://www.streetsblog.org/- General info about the streets, transit, cycling and walking
http://bikenyc.org/event/3772- Transportation Alternatives post-Sandy commuter supports