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Bicycle - emergency transportation

 
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04/25/2008 09:51 AM
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Bicycle - emergency transportation
Bicycles Would Aid Transportation After a Disaster
A bicycle can make a big difference in coping with a natural disaster. In fact, a bike may be the only mode of transportation available if an event on the scale of Hurricane Katrina happens here.

If the power is knocked out for an extended period of time, as it was in New Orleans, no one will be able to use credit or debit cards to purchase gasoline, and the gas pumps wouldn’t work without electricity anyway. Even if your car has a full tank of gas, the roads may be severely cracked or shattered, and sections of freeways could collapse, making it impossible to drive to a safer location.

This leaves the bicycle as the most reliable mode of transportation. A bicycle is narrower and much more maneuverable than a car, so it would be easier to guide down damaged roads.

Bicyclists wouldn’t have to worry about finding cash for gasoline or searching for working gas pumps. Flat bike tires are also easy to repair on the road.

I hope many of you will add a bicycle to your list of items for emergency preparedness. It never hurts to be ready.

Posted by Supervisor Ken Yeager
California
Labels: emergency preparedness
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04/25/2008 10:24 AM
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Re: Bicycle - emergency transportation
i ride my bike every day. to work. to the store. if you are going to get a bike, be sure to use it. if an emergency is the first time you do so, you will not get far fast. especially if your lard ass is used to a heated seat of an suv....

and dont forget to hoard tubes....





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