Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind around 7 mph.
September ended with plenty of ticketing:
NYPD cyclist ticketing sting on Eighth Ave at 33rd st #bikeNYC he did not accept that its safer for me to cross when cars are not crossing the bike lane to turn left— e s (@rykszk_) September 29, 2018
And it's safe to assume it will continue into October.
You can also add "dunk tank" to the long list of things blocking the bike lane:
I mean you gotta be kidding me. Special event going on in Long Island City. But NYPD sets up dunk tank COMPLETELY blocking #bikenyc lane. Plenty of space to put in anywhere else. But kids, seniors & families being forced to detour. No thought. pic.twitter.com/io3Vs75n0g— Streetfilms (931 videos!) (@Streetfilms) September 30, 2018
Nothing quite as frustrating as having to circumvent a giant metaphor for the NYPD/cyclist relationship.
Another obstacle is aggressive beautification:
As well as out-and-out irony:
Uber recently announced they'd be spending $10 million to reduce congestion, so I guess that will be going towards bike lane exploration and reconnaissance.
In bike share news, I recently heard from a Citi Bike user in the Bronx who reported bikes being stored inside apartment buildings, and evidently this continues to be a problem:
Docks seem a little more practical than going door-to-door like a Jehovah's Witness.
Several years ago, researchers set up cameras in The Hague and found that 20 percent of bicyclists were using phones, mostly to listen to audio, as CityLab has reported.
Last year, the transport ministry said devices played a role in 20 percent of accidents involving people under 25, according to Dutch News. But as Holland Cycling notes, there is some disagreement over how directly phone use on bikes is linked to accident rates.
This would be a tremendous blow for American bike advocacy, which depends on a steady stream of carefree Dutch cycling images.
Guess it's time to stock up on photos of helmetless people cycling in Amsterdam with a baby under each arm.