Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind around 6 mph.
And bike commuting is up 16.7% in the last three years:
NYC has seen a 16.7% growth in #bikenyc commuting over the last three years, a yearly average growth of 5.3% since 2014 🚲📈⬆ per the @uscensusbureau American Commuting Survey (ACS) 2017 data. pic.twitter.com/slngbM1wyl— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 19, 2018
And 134% since 2007:
Over the past 10 years, more and more New Yorkers are biking to work 🚲💼— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 19, 2018
Since 2007, the number of daily #bikenyc commuters has grown 134% per the @uscensusbureau American Community Survey (ACS) 🚲📈 pic.twitter.com/ObZxoaJn6Q
Though not everybody's happy about it:
Their dangerous what?
The DOT is making changes downtown including a bike lane on Vesey Street:
This month DOT begins pedestrian safety improvements on #ParkRow & Broadway in Manhattan:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 18, 2018
🚶Shorten pedestrian crossings
⬅️Reduce turn conflicts
🚗Clarify vehicular movements
🚲Install #bikenyc lane on Vesey St
🚌Paint Broadway bus lane red pic.twitter.com/sZDZP73ndr
And in response to the L train shutdown protected bike lanes are coming on 12th and 13th Streets:
In preparation for the April 2019 L tunnel reconstruction DOT will implement safety improvements on 12th St, 13th St, Horatio St, Greenwich Ave from Ave C to Hudson St in Manhattan:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 18, 2018
🚲Install protected #bikenyc lanes
🚗Organize & calm traffic
🚶Shorten crossings pic.twitter.com/LFU1oa5v1I
The DOT is really pushing the Gridlock Alerts:
#GridlockAlert - If you are in the traffic, you are the traffic.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 19, 2018
Plan ahead and skip traffic during #UNGA 9/24-10/1: walk, #bikenyc or take public transit. Visit https://t.co/pRZK07iUvs or download the #MYmta app to help plan your trip. pic.twitter.com/TSLXQ0e0Ox
Though there's been no announcement as to how the General Assembly will affect the bike lanes in the vicinity:
Apart from this tweet from Citi Bike:
The bicycle lane on 1st Avenue will be closed from approximately East 40th to East 51st Streets beginning sometime Saturday evening September 22nd, reopening Saturday morning September 29th.— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) September 18, 2018
And while bike commuters are up, NYPD is doing their part to make sure they don't go up too much:
This is just one of multiple reports I received of ticketing in that area, so it was clearly a real hot spot as of yesterday.
If you need to wash your Escalade in the bike lane however, please go right ahead:
Finally, with bike commuting up, it's no surprise Citi Bike memberships are up too:
Among the findings in the latest report, released this week: The Fire Department response time to building fires ticked up slightly, to 4 minutes and 58 seconds in the 2018 fiscal year, compared with 4 minutes and 49 seconds four years earlier; 239,426 potholes were repaired on local streets; and annual memberships in Citi Bike increased 11.8 percent from the previous year.
How could fire department response times be up? I thought bike lanes made it more difficult for them to respond to emergencies.
Anyway, good thing the city doesn't distribute condoms like it distributes bike share. I'd hate to see the cut-rate versions the Bronx and Staten Island would get...