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Hurricane Sandy Gets New Yorkers on their Bikes


A commuter cycles past a long line of vehicles waiting to get fuel from a gas station in Midtown Manhattan November 2, 2012. A key pipeline delivering fuel into the storm-stricken New York area has resumed shipments and barge shipments were slowly returning to normal, offering hope for relief from a gasoline supply crunch that has frustrated the region. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)



Transportation has been a huge challenge for New Yorkers this week.

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Storm flooding shut down parts of New York's subway system.

Roads have been blocked by fallen trees and motorists are scrambling to find gas.

But many New Yorkers have been getting around on bikes.

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Caroline Samponaro Director of Bicycle Advocacy at Transportation Alternatives in New York City.