Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 8 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight.
And lots of sun for the weekend:
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Out on the streets, the 6th Ave. bike lane has gotten some protection:
And St. Nicholas Ave. remains a ticketing hotspot:
This week, taxi and car service drivers experienced life in the saddle, which seems like the sort of thing that should happen regularly:
Yesterday got to #bikenyc with a group of for-hire drivers as they experienced what NYC roads feel like as a bicyclist thru streets of East Williamsburg. Might be the first event of its kind!— Streetfilms (1000-958=42 left!) (@Streetfilms) June 6, 2019
With @nyctaxi @bikenewyork @CitiBikeNYC @TransAlt @StreetsblogNYC @jonorcutt pic.twitter.com/bQK4L72twt
As opposed to, you know this:
On Tuesday night, fleeing bike thieves broke the LIRR:
And yesterday Transportation Alternatives and Bike New York called for bicycle network improvements:
Here on 35th St & 6th Ave where a protected #bikenyc abruptly ends. @marco_conner says we can do better & more lanes should be part of Congestion Pricing implementation. @jonorcutt @TransAlt @LAShepard221 @bikenewyork @StreetsblogNYC pic.twitter.com/DeW0SRqOf6— Streetfilms (1000-958=42 left!) (@Streetfilms) June 6, 2019
Finally, 11th Avenue between 57th and the Lincoln Tunnel is now one-way, and if you've ever gotten a ticket on your bike you may be pleased to know the NYPD does also use the fish-in-a-barrel approach on drivers:
“Just another inconvenience,” one driver said.
“Now what?! We didn’t know. There’s no signs, there’s no nothing,” Tony Diaz, who works in the area, added.
Historically 57th to 44th has been two ways, but as of Tuesday you can only go south on 52nd Street.
One driver didn’t notice the poorly announced change and was chased down by an NYPD officer to turn around, but still didn’t understand why.
If the drivers are angry now just wait 'til they see the new bike lane:
There’s yet another change coming to 11th Avenue. The DOT said over the summer a protected bike lane would be installed on the west side from 57th to 42nd Street, along with a bus lane and islands for boarding.
Next thing you know they'll be ticketing drivers for parking in it:
Remember to praise NYPD when they do something right! Saw this bike cop ticketing cars parked in the bike lane today👌 from r/NYCbike
What is this town coming to?!?