Tag Archive: disaster

New Yorkers turn to bicycles in wake of Hurricane Sandy

Bike ambassadors with commute station supplies

In the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy across the East Coast this week, the bicycle has emerged as the most reliable form of  transportation.

So many people have turned to bicycles in New York City, that one public radio commentator said some city streets look like those in Amsterdam.

The flooding of subway tunnels …

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Nonprofits seek donations for Hurricane Sandy victims; bike news

The American Red Cross is seeking cash donations to help people suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy.

The nonprofit relief agency already has opened emergency shelters in seven states where it’s making space available for persons displaced by the storms and distributing food and other necessities.

Giving cash donations allows the Red Cross to use the money to purchase whatever it needs immediately. Donations of physical goods …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/10/31/nonprofits-seek-donations-for-hurricane-sandy-victims-bike-news/