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Bikes and Planes to Aid in Earthquake Response

Every little bit helps.

As I’ve reported here in this blog in recent months, it will likely require the restoration of the “marine highway,” meaning ship cargo traffic coming into Puget Sound, to get the logistics system working in the early stages of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake recovery.

That is not to say that we don’t need all forms of transportation, be they small planes, bicyclists and foot messengers all doing their part.

See this story for one example of people doing what they can with what they have: “By air and by bike, civilian pilots and cyclists rehearse delivering aid after ‘The Big One.’

If we could get everyone to do the same from where they live with what they have, we’d be much better prepared. For instance, it might be critical lifesaving medicines that get transported to those in need.

Brandon Hardenbrook shared the link above.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.