Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

October 25th, 2018: Unsolicited Advice

Another cool and windy day today:

Thursday Weather

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.

Sunrise: 7:18am

Sunset: 6:01pm

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:

No, they're not.

Meanwhile, with the days getting shorter the bike light giveaways are taking on an air of desperation:

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:

Bike wheel chandelier

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:

And Streetsblog has an in-depth look at the DOT debacle at Delancey and Allen:

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.