Tag Archives: disaster

Entering Tsunami Hazard Zone

People in Santa Cruz County California were stuck in gas lines and traffic for hours after the 2011 Tohuku earthquake struck Japan. What’s your plan if there’s a real tsunami, and you have minutes to evacuate? Tsunami Awareness Week apparently began yesterday. People who live in, bike through, and visit coastal California should be aware read more »

Bicycling through a storm

With the extreme loss of life and record breaking devastation created by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the record-holding Typhoon Tip in 1979 becomes a historical footnote. Typhoon Tip Typhoon Tip was the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded. With a diameter of 1,380 miles / 2,220 kilometer, it was almost equivalent to read more »

My dad’s disaster response story

I just realized I never posted about this here on the blog. My dad’s story about using bikes to ferry disaster relief supplies into an earthquake zone was published in Elly Blue’s Disaster edition earlier this year.

Bicycle civil defense drills

This recent discussion of bikes for disaster planning reminds me of an idea to promote bikes for transportation under the guise of emergency planning. Quick Quiz: Who wrote this proposal for a bicycle civil defense drill?

The Cockroaches of Transportation in Disasters: The Book

According to Bike Portland, 2012 has been the year of using bicycles in disaster response. Elly Blue’s next edition of Taking the Lane features True Life Stories where a bicycle was instrumental in saving people during disasters large and small. One of the stories comes from my dad, who was among the first outside responders read more »