Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

November 15th, 2018: Here It Comes

Well, here we go:

Thursday Weather

Thursday Snow and sleet between 10am and 4pm, then rain, snow, and sleet after 4pm. High near 38. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Northeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday Night Rain, snow, and sleet, becoming all rain after 7pm. Temperature rising to around 42 by 3am. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northeast wind 16 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunrise: 6:43am

Sunset: 4:38pm

That's right, we're officially under a Snow Alert:

Don't worry, if you skip the bike and instead throw yourself on the mercy of the MTA today then nobody's gonna blame you.

Nevertheless, as of now the Bike Train is scheduled to depart at 8:30am:

Though be sure to check the status before heading out in case of weather-related changes.

Meanwhile, Citi Bike is already preparing for the Thanksgiving Day Parade:

And while it may be hard to think about right now, registration for next year's Five Boro Bike Tour is officially open:

Moving on, Corey Johnson called the 6th Precinct out on their recent tweet:

And the DOT is extending Staten Island's dockless bike share pilot program:

SI

So far Jump has seen over 20,000 rides on Staten Island:

Since the start of the pilot program in July, JUMP has provided over 20,000 rides on Staten Island, with hundreds of weekly users and more than 20 percent of riders using the app three or more times a week.

And Lime has seen over 70,000 between Staten Island and Rockaway:

Since the start of the pilot program in July, Lime has provided over 70,000 trips to over 20,000 unique riders in Staten Island and Rockaway, Queens.

All of this sounds very positive, so do yourself a favor and don't read the reader comments on the article.

Speaking of Lime, they're getting into cars now:

Lime is launching a car-sharing service in Seattle this week, starting with the placement of 50 vehicles on city streets. The company plans to add more cars weekly until it gets to 500 by the end of the year. By early 2019, Lime says it aims to have 1,500 cars in Seattle, which would make it the single largest free-floating car-sharing program in a U.S. city. 

With an eye towards one day offering "transit pods:"

This May, Lime executives told Bloomberg News that the company was designing vehicles it called “transit pods,” which would resemble enclosed golf carts or electrified rickshaws and have top speed of about 40 miles per hour. 

And Ford getting into scooters, go figure:

It's all coming full circle.