From Japan an inspiring story of bikes as the ultimate form of transporation!
It's not something that anyone likes to think about much, but my emergency plan definitely involves bikes. They don't run out of gas, they don't get caught in traffic jams. True, you can't take as much stuff with you, but in a true emergency, getting out of town can be more important than carrying stuff.
I've always been struck by the story of H.A and Margaret. Rey, the authors of Curious George, who escaped the Nazi occupation of Paris by bicycle.
What would you pack in your escape bag?