Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

August 15th, 2018: Business As Usual

This should be the first day in awhile we don't have to look over our shoulder for the rain:

Wednesday Weather

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West wind around 9 mph.

Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind 3 to 7 mph.

Sunrise: 6:06am

Sunset: 7:54pm

Looking over our shoulder for the NYPD is another matter, with ticket stings reported yesterday on Broadway in Midtown:

And DeKalb and Bedford Avenues in Brooklyn:

In bike share news, today dockless Citi Bikes make their Bronx debut:

In bike lane news, the two-way lane is going in on Delancey:

And in speed camera news, now that we're "going commando" there's even less to protect kids from speeding drivers:

As we know, they need all the help they can get:

Hit and Run

Video shows the driver hit the victim at high speed, throwing the child into the air. The motorist did not slow down after impact.

This is Bayswater, a quiet neighborhood with little through traffic.  I know because when I was a kid we lived blocks away from where this happened.  I spent years childhood riding around on those streets; they're some of my happiest memories.  It's sad and infuriating that for the victim this will be one of his worst.

In addition to decrying the lack of speed cameras, the mayor has also finally come out against blocking the bike lane--at least in the case of the recent death on Central Park West:

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's repeatedly stated that briefly parking in a bike lane is no big deal, now says he'd like to see "consequences" for the livery driver who blocked an unprotected bike lane on Central Park West, forcing a 23-year-old cyclist into the deadly path of an allegedly drunk sanitation truck driver.

Asked about Madison Jane Lyden's killing during an NY1 appearance on Monday night, the mayor called the bike lane blockage a "reckless action" that "set everything else into motion." He said he was surprised that the driver did not receive a summons at the scene, adding "there's got to be consequences for this case for sure, in my opinion."

Councilmember Helen Rosenthal has also called for a protected bike lane:

Meanwhile, north of Central Park on St. Nicholas Avenue it was business as usual yesterday, with the bike lane filled with cars:

Bike Lane

This stretch has become the new bike ticketing gauntlet, but as I rode the NYPD drove past double-parked car after double-parked car with nary a care.

How many more Madison Jane Lydens does it take?