Friday Sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 7 to 10 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Northwest wind 9 to 17 mph.
Though the temperature drops again this weekend:
So warm yourself up with the official Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast selection...
(No snow yet, but it'll be here before you know it.)
With colder temperatures sliding our way, we’re recommending Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout to stay toasty. Our regal imperial stout is rich and complex, with layers of dark chocolate and espresso notes to keep you insulated. Use it to thaw out after a ride, or just keep it on hand while you remember warmer conditions—it’s a perfect beer for gazing mysteriously out your window.
Basically, it's a self-contained meal.
If you're looking for some adventure this weekend here's something to consider:
The Next (& last) segment of the #FallAdventureSeries is the Polar Express, Sunday 11/24, 9am at the Peekskill Coffee House. 72 miles dirt & paved, details on @bikereg #polarexpress #gravelgrinder #bikenyc #shopride pic.twitter.com/bV28A9JlWa— nycvelo (@nycvelo) November 14, 2019
And you'll be pleased to know that tomorrow is not a Gridlock Alert Day:
Due to a clerical error, three #GridlockAlert Days were incorrect in this year’s announcement.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) November 14, 2019
Tomorrow, 11/15 and next Wednesday, 11/20 are NOT Gridlock Alert Days. Friday, 11/22 -IS- a Gridlock Alert day.
All other dates are correct. pic.twitter.com/MfR7IU3DYb
Nope, just an ordinary Friday in New York City with no traffic whatsoever, so feel free to hop in the SUV and drive right on into town.
Just watch out for those pedestrians:
De Blasio: "I want pedestrians to stop wading out into traffic because, you know, they’re texting while walking and not paying attention to the car that’s about to hit them."— Anna Sanders (@AnnaESanders) November 14, 2019
Though this is probably the least of our problems:
In any case, a spirited exchange ensued:
Gotta love the cottage industry of reporters that tweet out a line of an exchange in the hopes of inciting bike twitter. Read the transcript. Sentence that follows? "First and foremost, I want motor vehicle operators to understand they're holding people's lives in their hands." pic.twitter.com/qWnzcem5wn— Wiley Norvell (@WileyNorvell) November 14, 2019
No word on whether Marcia Kramer has asked him whether he's in favor of mandatory pedestrian helmets.
Meanwhile, today is your last day to weigh in on Citi Bike station locations for Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx:
You’re not too late! We’re still accepting feedback for @CitiBikeNYC station locations in Upper Manhattan & South Bronx. The map closes this Friday, 11/15.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) November 14, 2019
Share your 🚴♂️🚴♀️feedback here: https://t.co/sbimuhDW0h pic.twitter.com/pPS2cllqgS
And in Brooklyn, Citi Bike has officially reached Broadway Junction:
Though there's a sizable gap along the way:
So following on the heels of more discussion of the @CitiBikeNYC expansion to #BwayJunction thats being heralded for #equity 😕 Here is the map:— Courtney Williams (@BrownBikeGirl) November 14, 2019
That new station is full MILE & A HALF from the last #Bedstuy station at Utica across a gaping no service area in a CB. pic.twitter.com/bem1WRoxmk
As for Staten Island, their new bike share provider will not be including e-bikes in the fleet:
After several delays, Staten Island is getting a borough-wide dockless bike share program — but you’ll have to pedal all by yourself. https://t.co/EAZ1GsUrEx— THE CITY (@THECITYNY) November 14, 2019
Unlike the departing services, which offered bikes outfitted with e-pedal assist technology, Beryl’s rides will be the old-fashioned, fully human-propelled kind — despite Staten Island’s sometimes challenging terrain. The borough’s hilly roadways include the highest natural point in New York City.
DOT’s low-tech route left advocates for expanded bike share putting brakes on their praise.
“The lack of a pedal-assist option is disappointing given our hills and the impact it will have on less-abled riders,” said Rose Uscianowski, a Stapleton-based cycling advocate with Transportation Alternatives.
Advocates continue to push for a rethinking of the awkward and dangerous Riverside Park detour on the Hudson River Greenway:
Our letter to @RiversideParkNY ‘s @DanGarodnick . #bikenyc & pedestrians alike have been asking you to fix these known hazards for months. When will you take responsibility so more don’t get hurt just trying to enjoy the park or get home? @westsiderag @HelenRosenthal @bikenewyork pic.twitter.com/iEe7NF6pr8— Streetopia Upper West Side (@StreetopiaUWS) November 14, 2019
And finally, yesterday the Department of Records marked an awkward anniversary:
That's why traffic in Manhattan has since become a thing of the past.