Occupy Wall Street Will Soon Survive On Pedal Power
October 29, 2011
By Christopher Robbins
Yesterday, the FDNY and NYPD raided Zuccotti Park and confiscated Occupy Wall Street’s “generators and fuel from Zuccotti that posed a fire safety threat.” Even the biofuels, man! But cycling advocacy group Times Up! energy-mapped the whole park and determined it would take 11 pedal-powering generators to fuel the movement, at the total cost of around $8,000.
Apparently, five of those special bikes are being assembled right now, in addition to the one that already existed in the park. We’re still trying to determine whether or not the generator-bikes were donated or paid for by the movement’s coffers, but that means only five more to go. Now the protesters just need a giant retractable dome that keeps the wind and rain out.