Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

November 4th, 2019: Recalibrating

Brisk conditions for your commute today:

Monday Weather

Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 50. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.

Sunrise 6:30am

Sunset 4:49pm

It'll be dark by the time you're clocking out today so don't forget your lights:

If you're a Hudson River Greenway commuter expect a (new) detour starting today:

This week will see partial nighttime closures on the Queensboro Bridge bike path:

And Citi Bike will hold an "expansion pop-up" in Harlem today:

That's today, not tomorrow, since the tweet is from yesterday.

Got it?

Sure you do.

The Guardian reports on the newly passed Streets Master Plan:

During the evening commute on the Williamsburg stretch of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, a popular cycle lane, both cyclists and drivers said they were in favour of more protected cycle lanes.

Don't they realize when writing about this stuff you're supposed to devote most of the article to complaints from angry drivers?  After all, these new street safety measures are totally "unfair":

One Bronx driver who has been caught three times called the program “unfair” and said it has turned her from a careful driver into a fearful one.

“I find myself driving very slowly, looking at the speedometer a great deal. I don’t want to get any more tickets,” she said.

One million speeding tickets in three months...drivers saying "careful" when they mean careless and "fearful" when they mean careful...it's never been more obvious that the motorists of New York City are suffering from a collective case of velocitation and are in desperate of recalibration.

Meanwhile, this year's cyclist death toll has now reached 27:

Details of the crash depend on whom you believe. The police statement issued Saturday said that the 36-year-old driver was traveling northbound on the Ocean Parkway service road “with the traffic signal in [his] favor.” Cops added that the “the elderly male bicyclist entered the roadway from the east side of the street, traveling west, against the traffic signal, and was subsequently struck by the front passenger side of the vehicle.”

Some witnesses said otherwise:

And given incidents such as this its hard not to be skeptical:

Car culture's not the only one that needs breaking.