Tuesday A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southeast wind 9 to 13 mph.
Tuesday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Hopefully you won't have to contend with any goats:
A new one for us (we think): Two goats are roaming along the N line tracks in Brooklyn. They’re safe and not currently affecting service, but they are on the run. We’ll keep you posted.— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) August 20, 2018
Or inaccurate punning:
The goats have been removed from the tracks by NYPD, and service is resuming. We thank ewe for your patience.— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) August 20, 2018
Moving on, if you have any non-livestock-related questions for Polly Trottenberg she'll be taking them on The Brian Lehrer Show later this morning:
Have a question about pedestrian safety, #bikenyc, and/or NYC streets? @NYC_DOT Commish Polly Trottenberg will be on @BrianLehrer tmw 8/21 10-11am for a special joint discussion about #VisionZero in NYC and Chicago with @WBEZmorning—call 212-433-9692 pic.twitter.com/XVcOyesZ9P— Gothamist (@Gothamist) August 20, 2018
One question she could address might be why back in October 2017 Mayor de Blasio considered ebikes so dangerous they warranted a press conference and a crackdown, whereas now his office tweets jovially about how fast they are:
So feel free to enjoy the thrilling sensation of moderate speed--unless you depend on food delivery for your livelihood, in which case you can expect to have your bike confiscated.
None of this is to say that pedal-assist Citi Bike isn't a good thing, because it most certainly is:
We’re cycling right into City Hall in Your Borough week #inBrooklyn! We rode @CitiBikeNYC’s new pedal assist 🚲 over the #BrooklynBridge with @NYCMayorsOffice & @BPEricAdams from City Hall to Borough Hall.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) August 20, 2018
How do you know a bike is pedal assist? Look for the ⚡️#bikenyc pic.twitter.com/jV6rYsnGFI
It's just that you should probably feel a little bit guilty every time you ride one:
The city’s embrace of pedal-assist e-bikes has upset some worker and immigrant advocates. While the city has paved the way for larger companies to offer pedal-assist e-bikes through their bike share services, the de Blasio administration is still criminalizing a different type of motorized bicycles that many of the city’s delivery workers use to nimbly get around the city during their long shifts.
But don't let that keep you from reserving one for this week's Bike Train:
ALL ABOARD THE #BIKETRAIN EXPRESS!— Chelsea Skye (@pekochel) August 20, 2018
RSVP Required: https://t.co/QlWx4IoIYO
Wednesday August 22nd @ 8AM
Hope St & Union Avenue Citibike Station
For the first time in #bikeNYC's bikeshare history take a electric @CitiBikeNYC bicycle into Manhattan and beyond. @TransAlt @NBk_TA pic.twitter.com/YtpCKcBhih
Every month BK Rot collects 10,000 to 15,000 pounds on two trailers towed by bicycle, each of which can haul up to 600 pounds at a time. The nonprofit composts the material at the lush community garden Know Waste Lands on Myrtle Avenue and sells the soil nutrient to residents and other gardens for a nominal fee.
It's a niche operation, but Nurse sees it as just the beginning. BK Rot belongs to a loose alliance of microhaulers, waste-reduction experts and food-rescue groups that envisions a role in the re-formed commercial waste-collection industry planned by the de Blasio administration.
I wonder how much compost you could haul with an electric Citi Bike:
Finally, we'd better start learning how to share the bike lane, because we're increasingly being joined by people on every conceivable wheeled conveyance:
I welcome them all with open arms--except for roller skis, that is:
Too much lateral movement. You're liable to take a pole in the spokes while trying to pass.