Thursday Sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 40. North wind 6 to 11 mph.
And since it's [hashtag]Biketober, everyone's got safety advice for you:
I'd amend that slightly:
I'd also say the second item is open to interpretation but I'm not willing to commit that to print.
And if that wasn't enough advice for you, here's the NYPD with some more:
Meanwhile, with the days getting shorter the bike light giveaways are taking on an air of desperation:
We are catching up with #BikeNYC commuters on the #QueensboroBridge path #inQueens with free 🚴 lights and light installations! Grab one on your way over or off the bridge *while supplies last* #biketober 🍁🍂 pic.twitter.com/qw4nP6fZBg— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) October 23, 2018
Via Reddit, Queens cyclists will be pleased to know that the bike path along the Cross Island Parkway has finally been repaired:
And don't forget to take this survey about the NYC bike map:
Which includes questions such as this:
If you use the NYC bike map as decoration you probably also have a bicycle wheel chandelier, wardrobe consisting entirely of charity ride t-shirts, and a bowl full of DOT giveaway blinky lights by your front door:
In ticket blitz news, a tipster informs me the latest hotspot is Riverside Drive, so be vigilant:
All week there has been heavy NYPD ticketing of cyclist on Riverside Drive in the low 100’s. I have personally seen this in the morning, after 8am, but they may be ticketing all day and in other sections.
Beware, particularly at red lights!
And finally, work on Delancey Street continues:
Work continues on Delancey as new #bikenyc lane markings are installed today.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) October 24, 2018
More to come for this safety project:
🚦 New signals, signal time adjustments
🚲 Markings to clearly identify path of safe travel for cyclists over the new bike island
📐 Evaluation of curb slope pic.twitter.com/EdyYWgwATt
Even when they’re not pushed into the traffic because of drivers blocking the new box, many cyclists don’t know what to make of the raised area — especially since there’s a bollard sitting in the middle of the supposed bike lane…
Pedestrians are also adversely affected by all the drivers who are box-blocking. And many drivers can’t get through the intersection anymore.
And the DOT had this to say:
In short, more to come. Even after it is complete, the island will certainly require some time to adjust. And while our original presentation showed paint and delineators, our engineers felt that a raised space with bollards would better protect cyclists at an intersection where two truck routes intersect and through which dozens of new MTA Select Bus Service buses will turn — as they carry thousands more displaced L riders each day starting next spring.
Or maybe a contractor read the plans wrong.