Thursday A 40 percent chance of light rain, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. East wind around 9 mph.
On 2nd Avenue, work has finally begun on the area around the Queenboro Bridge:
On Friday night, crews began working on #bikenyc safety improvements on 2nd Ave in Manhattan. Crews were saw-cutting & excavating for a new concrete island near #QueensboroBridge btn 60th-59th Sts. #BikeMonth— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) May 1, 2019
Night work will continue for the next few weeks, weather permitting. pic.twitter.com/0UxLwF4CQo
If you or someone you know could use some beginner cycling instruction, you can get it next week at Urban Road School:
Gearing up for #BikeMonth? Learn #bikenyc tips (📷 ⬅️ like how to signal) at The Brown Bike Girl’s Urban Road School, a free beginner NYC cyclist class next Wed, 5/8 at 6pm.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) May 1, 2019
Details & more #bikenyc events: https://t.co/Y8k1x9LcVk pic.twitter.com/IY7H1kbWpz
And of course this Sunday it's the Five Boro Bike Tour:
This Sunday, May 5th, 32,000 cyclists will ride the 42nd Annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour #TDFBBT. 🚲— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) May 1, 2019
Please check NYC's weekend traffic advisory to #KnowBeforeYouGo: https://t.co/cqP74IzRnN. Street closures are implemented and enforced by NYPD. pic.twitter.com/dMklb5oO96
Which will result in lots of bike lane closures, so plan accordingly:
In addition to vehicular lane closures there will be #bikenyc lane closures along the #TDFBBT course.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) May 1, 2019
Northbound Queens #bikenyc lanes closed 5/5 from 8am to 1:30pm:
Shore Blvd: Ditmars Blvd to Astoria Park South
Vernon Blvd: 31st Ave to 44th Dr
Pulaski Bridge bike path pic.twitter.com/ZptUl42P8c
Northbound Brooklyn #bikenyc lanes closed 5/5 from 9am-2:30pm:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) May 1, 2019
Greenpoint Ave: McGuinness Blvd to Franklin St
Franklin St: Greenpoint to Kent Ave
Kent Ave: Franklin St to Williamsburg St
Williamsburg St: Kent Ave to Flushing Ave
Flushing Ave: Williamsburg St to Navy St pic.twitter.com/jBAKykfn4r
Starting tomorrow, there's also the Bike Expo:
Bike Expo NY, America’s most-patronized consumer bike show, returns to the Lower East Side Fri/Sat May 3 & 4.— Bike New York (@bikenewyork) April 24, 2019
E-bikes, bicycle tourism, a big Taiwan bike industry delegation, top apparel & accessories, stationary & slow 🚲 races & more! Full info here https://t.co/Tre0pHWN62 pic.twitter.com/GcbH9aaUlZ
Come for the free samples, stay for the beer garden.
Don't forget that tonight the DOT will present the latest on the 14th Street busway and the 12th and 13th Street bike lanes to Manhattan Community Board 2. The meeting takes place at Meyer Hall, 4 Washington Place, Room 102. Go there and bring your common sense with you, because opponents of the plan are gearing up for a kvetchfest:
Yeah, sure, 14th Street doesn't need better bus service--walking speed is plenty fast, right?
Speaking of Bike Month, the DOT wants to dispel some of the more pervasive myths about cycling in New York City:
All true, but it's also long past time for the mayor to prove Vision Zero isn't a myth:
I have read that there have been talks of bicycle lanes being placed in the area where Aurilla was killed. My only question is, why has this not been done yet? I’m sure many other families have the same question as well. My daughter wasn’t the only person struck in this area. Action must be taken.
Far too many families have had to bury a loved one this year because of unsafe streets and reckless drivers. Nothing will bring her back, but at the very least Mayor de Blasio ought to be doing everything in his power to make sure nobody else’s family has to go through what mine has.
Instead he's preoccupied with cracking down on ebikes--and one NYPD officer has taken his work home with him:
Chon Huang, 32, told police he was walking with his daughter in the area of 60th Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park around 6 p.m. Tuesday when the 49-year-old cyclist got too close and nearly struck the girl with his e-bike, police sources said.
Huang confront the man and they began arguing. The dispute escalated, at which point Huang punched the deliveryman in the face, the sources said.
Good to know who's enforcing those bike laws.