Advice For Post-Sandy New York Traffic: Take the Bike [Bloomberg]

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A map of New York traffic. Black lines, like those on the Williamsburg Bridge and the Queensboro Bridge, mean it's virtually impassable.
If you’re a New Yorker living in a borough other than Manhattan and you’re thinking about coming into the city, my advice to you: stay home.
I, like countless thousands of New Yorkers, didn’t heed that advice this morning, and my normally 45-minute commute from Prospect Park turned into a Gilligan’s Island two-hour tour, requiring two car services, a mile-long walk, and a lot of patience. Sandy left Manhattan without functioning tunnels and subways, leaving millions of intrepid New Yorkers scrambling for alternatives.
Some observations for those who imagine that for them it will be different: