Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

October 9th, 2018: And The Latest Ticketing Hotspot Is...

Warm today, with a little fog and drizzle:

Tuesday Weather

Tuesday Patchy drizzle with isolated showers before 9am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

Sunrise: 7:01am

Sunset: 6:25pm

Don't forget your lights.

Citi Bike is helping organize some rides in the Bronx:

And Delancey is being upgraded:

It's also the site of the ticket sting du jour:

Bike Ticket Sweep on Wburg Bridge I/b to Manhattan from r/NYCbike

The following comes from a tipster:

This morning NYPD [ NYPD Citywide Traffic Task Force ] created a dragnet for cyclists coming off the Williamsburg Bridge onto Delancey street. I was with a group of 4 other cyclists, each ticketed $50. The charge is bogus. the signage for this is vague at best. 

Looks like nobody saw that Casey Neistat video.

Moving on, if you were involved in a collision with an Uber driver on 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues and the driver refused to pay for your bike after initially agreeing, this may be of use to you:


I hit a bicycle

sad truth...
After I hit he said he didn’t need police no ambulance or anything! He said if I fix his thing it’s ok!!!
I was trying to be good- dropped him next to his home with his cycle and then that gr******* asked for $500 !!! (Place of occurance 44th between 8th and 9th)
I was like wtf- you can buy 10 of these with that $500 and he only has my plate and registration only!!! 
And my uncle came there by then and said let’s leave so did I and I asked 2 police man and they said he cannot do nothing with what he had and he doesn’t have my id

More info available upon request.

Meanwhile, here's the latest hardship for delivery cyclists


Police say the group has attacked at least eight deliverymen since September 14th - punching or kicking them, then stealing their bikes.

The suspects have been targeting deliverymen In Harlem, the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side.

Hey, they're supposed to leave stealing delivery bikes to the NYPD:

In recreational cycling news, Thrillist gives the rundown on the Empire State Trail:

Empire State Trail

By 2020, many entry points and trailheads to the EST will be clearly marked and outfitted with maps, information kiosks, picnic areas, bathrooms, and even fix-it stations for bike maintenance. And soon you’ll be able to see exactly which facilities are available right from your phone. “Our goal by next summer is to launch a sophisticated site,” Beers says. “You’ll be able to zoom into a specific trail segment and see what amenities are available close to the section of trail you’re using.”

Including the New York City portion:

A quick interlude in the city’s backyard
Even without leaving the city, the EST is a fantastic way to spend a day or even a few hours. “You don’t have to go far to get right into environments that feel incredibly wild,” Beers says. Moving up the west side of Manhattan, it’s incredibly urban but there’s the Hudson River right there. Get up to Van Cortlandt Park [in the Bronx] and you can’t hear traffic. You’re surrounded by trees and it all feels very different.” In its effort to bridge communities and experiences, the EST will cut a 1 1/2-mile stretch right through Van Cortlandt Park, creating “an important way for people in the Bronx to connect to the trail in a much more direct and safe way than is currently available,” Beers says.

I'll believe it when I see it.

Beyond New York, Philly may create bike corrals next to fire hydrants:

Philly Hydrants

Drivers hate to get parking tickets when they don’t notice an open spot isn’t actually a spot. Cyclists curse when all the bike racks in an area are full. And you don’t want to see what a firefighter will do to a car blocking access to a fire hydrant.

Uh, yes we do.

The $7,500 grant from Philadelphia’s Innovation Fund will help the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (OTIS) develop a prototype bike corral to “prevent illegal car parking in front of a [fire] hydrant and creatively meet an increased demand for bike parking in Philadelphia.” The project is one of seven to receive grants from the Innovation Fund last week.

The fire-hydrant bike corral effort will be the first of its kind, as far as anyone knows. “In our research, we haven’t seen it implemented elsewhere,” said Kelley Yemen, the city’s director of complete streets.

But where will drivers idle while playing with their phones?

And in Ohio, this happened:



Must have tapped the bike icon on Google Maps.