Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

September 20th, 2018: Bike Commuting Is Up!

We should have ideal riding weather today:

Thursday Weather

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.

Sunrise: 6:42am

Sunset: 6:57pm

And bike commuting is up 16.7% in the last three years:

And 134% since 2007:

Though not everybody's happy about it:

Their Dangerous

Their dangerous what?

The DOT is making changes downtown including a bike lane on Vesey Street:

And in response to the L train shutdown protected bike lanes are coming on 12th and 13th Streets:

The DOT is really pushing the Gridlock Alerts:

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:

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...