Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

November 12th, 2018: Pretty Please?

Your commute should be dry but the rain is due to arrive later tonight:

Monday Weather

Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night Rain, mainly after 8pm. Low around 46. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunrise: 6:39am

Sunset: 4:41pm

With Veterans Day observed today the streets should be a bit quieter.

Also, it should be warmer than it was this past weekend, but the holidays are coming, and with them the "gridlock alerts:"

It's 2018, cities all over the world are banning cars, and our most aggressive traffic mitigation tactic is asking people to please not drive.

At least we're taking some steps to make the streets safer for pedestrians, and while these push-button student crosswalks should activate tire spikes instead of flashing lights it's a good start:

Or is it?

No they won't.

Nice try, @Nick_10306, but you flew too close to the sun with that one.  

Downtown, it's too late for Casey Neistat, but the DOT has reconfigured the Manhattan approach to the Williamsburg Bridge:

And this past Saturday families gathered to ride the new protected bike lane in Sunnyside:

How you protest something this unabashedly positive I don't know, but an undetermined number of profoundly bitter people will apparently be doing just that this coming Sunday.

In commercial cycling news, the debacle that is the mayor's ebike crackdown keeps revealing itself to be more and more untenable.  Not only is the city fining the riders instead of the companies they work for like they're supposed to be doing, but it turns out they can't figure out how to fine the companies even when they want to:

"Some people don't just work for one restaurant and work for an intermediary company, if you will, in which case we should go after that company," the mayor said.

But the NYPD's Chief of Transportation Thomas Chan said cops can hit a roadblock when they stop riders working for those companies rather than a particular restaurant.

"We cannot issue a summons to a specific business itself, because they may be covering 10 different restaurants at any given time," he said.

Since this crackdown has begun the city has legalized pedal-assist ebikes and two (2) bike share fleets currently offer them, yet the NYPD is still contorting itself to write up delivery people.

Finally, a New York City cyclist was the victim of a hit-and-run SUV driver in Tenafly while leaving a bike shop:

Police in New Jersey are searching for the driver wanted in a hit-and-run that injured a 28-year-old bicyclist who had just left a local bicycle shop when he was struck.

Police say the out-of-control SUV driver hit a utility pole before crashing into the victim, who was riding on the sidewalk with another bicyclist on County Road in Tenafly on Saturday.

It may be on the other side of the Hudson, but if you're one of the thousands of riders who heads over the GWB every weekend this hits close to home.