Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

November 13th, 2018: Greenways, Greenways, Greenways

Be ready for rain today, particularly in the morning:

Tuesday Weather

Tuesday Rain, mainly before 1pm. Steady temperature around 52. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph becoming southwest 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northwest wind around 16 mph.

Sunrise: 6:40am

Sunset: 4:40pm

And Citi Bike needs your help in Queens:

By the way, if Citi Bike is your rain contingency plan make sure you check the status of your favorite stations:

Speaking of Citi Bike, Jump/Uber says they'd be able to provide a million ebike trips to New Yorkers--if only they had a couple hundred thousand bikes and Citi Bike didn't have a monopoly:

report the company released Monday estimates that daily usage of its dockless bike share system could reach 1 million trips.

“Shared ebike potential: London and New York,” written by Boston-based consulting firm Steer Group, looks at how many trips currently made in cars, by foot or by mass transit would instead be made by ebikes “following a deployment at scale,” the report says. 

That deployment, incidentally, would have to cover the affluent, densely populated neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn where Citi Bike has an exclusive contract. Or as the report estimates, hitting the 1 million mark would require between 100,000 and 200,000 ebikes spread across the five boroughs.

I'm sure they'd love a shot at those "affluent, densely populated neighborhoods," but how about expanding in the Bronx where they're already operating?

In other Bronx news, it's "possible" the Hudson River Greenway could one day cross the Harlem River Ship Canal and reach the mainland before we're all underwater anyway:

Runners, cyclists, weekend warriors and others craving a greenway for the Bronx can celebrate an important step in what’s been a drawn-out battle to make the trail come true — it’s feasible. At least according to the final report from a comprehensive Metro-North study.

Now, the outdoors-inclined just need to come up with a million dollars or so to fund the next step: an engineering study.

It's also possible the Old Putnam Trail/South County could one day be incorporated into an eventual Tibbetts Brook Greenway:

The Putnam Right-of-Way, named for the old rail line that this strip of land once served, is a low-line parcel of land that Tibbets Brook runs through. It is privately owned by CSX Transportation, a railroad freight logistics company that has not used the land since the 1980s.

Since that time, the city has tried acquiring the parcel in efforts to create the desired greenway.

Much of the roughly 47-mile stretch that the rail line once made up has been converted to green space north of the borough.

Either one of these things would be fantastic, but in the meantime I'd gladly settle for getting the NYPD out of the greenways we already have:

Finally, I don't condone car-kicking...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

You probably have a better chance of getting struck by a cyclist than a car in NYC #whatisnewyork

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..but can see where he's coming from.