Bushwick resident Avery Brooks rides past piles of bricks that fell of a building near Kent Ave. in Williamsburg. (Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) After last night’s dramatic storm, New Yorkers woke up this morning to see what Sandy had left behind. She made a mess. A big mess.
Cargo bike researcher Jane Pearce.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) If more people of modest means had access to an affordable, dependable cargo bike, could they avoid being sucked into “forced car ownership”? Can cargo bikes play a role in rebuilding a city devastated by a major earthquake? Jane Pearce, a PhD student in the Geography department … Read more
Michael Jones loads boxes of first-aid supplies at a checkpoint located at the Red Cross on N Vancouver Ave.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Sunday’s inaugural Disaster Relief Trials (DRT) was a big success on many levels. The mock disaster scenario (a major earthquake) that the event was based on gave emergency responders and cargo bike enthusiasts … Read more
Detail of Hazard Map for downtown and the eastside. Blue dots are unreinforced masonry structures, yellow diamonds are HAZMAT locations, red line is a major fault. The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) has released a series of maps showing where natural hazards exist in each neighborhood throughout the city. In the interest of being … Read more
The rise of cargo bikes in Portland could be a blessing in disguise when disaster strikes. (Photos in this story were taken by Ethan Jewett for the new Neighborhood Emergency Team brochure.)