Bikes are playing a vital role in Japan as power outages, scarce gas and devastated infrastructure make it extremely difficult for people to get around by anything other than human power. @tokyobybike has been providing updates on Twitter. Others writing about the subject: Copenhagenize, Grist, and TIME Magazine. If you are following anyone else, provide links in the comments below.
In related news, Giant Bicycles is having trouble keeping up with Japanese demand for bikes and anticipates disruptions in bike supply
But in the midst of all the sorrow in Japan, happy news from that city in Oregon people talk about a lot: Jonathan at Bike Portland has a new child, and he’s super adorable. Congratulations!