Thursday A chance of drizzle or light rain, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. North wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 40. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Happy anniversary to the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway:
If you missed the DOT's meeting workshop on cycling improvements in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights you can still share your ideas:
Last month we hosted a public workshop to discuss #bikenyc network expansion in #BayRidge and #DykerHeights.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) February 6, 2019
If you missed the workshop but have ideas to share, please let us know on our project map: https://t.co/QGIAnnXyaS
@nyc311 @nycgov @nycgob pic.twitter.com/UmK831c1p3
If you ride between Brooklyn and Queens note that as of this weekend Saturday work will begin on the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge:
#MetropolitanAveBridge work over Newtown Creek will require a single lane closure in the westbound direction on the following Saturdays: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 7AM-1PM. At least one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times. pic.twitter.com/ndphmte2zG— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) February 5, 2019
And in other Queens streets news a traffic light is coming to 111th Street by the Hall of Science:
Great news on the #Fix111st front. A new traffic light being installed at the Hallof Science exit, 47th ave. I asked if they were going to do the entrance, tbey didn't know. @TransAlt @MakeQueensSafer @corcino_claudia @juaninQNS @qnsbike #bikenyc #BikeQNS pic.twitter.com/khsMDqvNbs— Eric Harold (@eric7anthony) February 6, 2019
Meanwhile, the NYPD is reminding motorists to be extra mindful of non-drivers due to the warm weather:
Though they don't seem to be getting a message:
And while last night saw a vigil for the cyclist who was killed on Monday near Times Square by a hit-and-run driver, the NYPD is...ticketing cyclists for the non-offense of riding without a helmet:
#NYPD warning: don't bike up or down #8thAve with no helmet. Because of a recent fatal accident, Officer Gutwein (no joke) just gave me a $50 fine. They had to look up the way to fill out the form b/c they NEVER issue these tickets normally. UGH. Way to wave bye-bye, #NYC! 👋— Kalle Westerling (@kallewesterling) February 5, 2019
Yes, unless you're a child or a commercial cyclist it is of course perfectly legal to ride without a helmet, though this has not stopped the NYPD from ticketing for it in the past.
In the wake of Monday's tragedy however it's extra tasteless.
By the way, the ticket was issued by the Midtown North precinct, and here's all they had to say in the wake of that hit-and-run killing:
Accident investigation at 8th Avenue & West 45 Streets. Expect delays. pic.twitter.com/Y9UJ1WuPVn— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) February 4, 2019
"Expect delays" is what I want my tombstone to read.
Also not illegal? Using your phone while riding:
...and here's another entry for the "not actually illegal" files:https://t.co/Cs6pq2Px1g— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) February 6, 2019
But the Hollywood multi-tasker risked a fine on Tuesday as he texted during a bike ride in New York on Tuesday.
Cyclists in the Big Apple are liable to receive a $50 ticket for using their phone while riding a bicycle.
No he didn't and no they aren't.
Finally, just north of the city line in Yonkers I noticed this PSA:
Westchester county ordering its bus passengers to make sure drivers see them? Sounds about right--though the inclusion of bicyclists was surprising:
It's weird to be on the other side of a victim-blaming PSA.