When Hurricane Sandy turned out the lights on the city that never sleeps, Jonathon Maus knew he had just the way to navigate Manhattan -- his bicycle.
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The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reports that Monday morning's quake was 11.8 miles deep. Even that deep, people such as Todd Holterman, who lives in Vancouver, clearly felt the quake. He called it "a pretty good shake" for about 5 seconds.
Winter is fast approaching and with it, the possibility of snow, ice and heavy rain. Fortunately, the National Weather Service is forecasting a weak El Niño for this coming winter. It means above average temperatures and average to below average rainfall.
PBEM shares stories and photographs from BikePortland.org's Jonathan Maus who documented bike use in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
In the days following Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers instinctively took to their bicycles when roads became clogged with traffic, high water and debris, when transit became overwhelmed and when residents needed creative ways to charge their cell phones. Jonathan Maus from BikePortland.org snapped nearly 800 photographs of his experience (he happened to be in New York for a conference when the hurricane hit). The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management is proud to share Maus's story. The bureau encourages Portlanders to integrate these lessons into their own preparedness plans.