Thursday A chance of light rain, mainly between 10am and 2pm, then a slight chance of drizzle or light rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. East wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night A slight chance of drizzle or light rain. Areas of fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
On Monday, you can ride to work with Eric Adams and help close the gaps in Brooklyn's bike network:
Join @BPEricAdams to ride to work on Monday morning and launch **Missed Connections!** #BKmissedConnx A campaign to close the gaps in Brooklyn's #bikenyc network. Read, sign & share the full petition here: https://t.co/ioh3WaxjFr pic.twitter.com/CaBaYzOcem— Bahij Chancey (@Bahij) April 17, 2019
In Manhattan, watch out for ticketing on St. Nicholas Avenue:
Unmarked NYPD on St. Nick at 130th, looks like the T-intersection sting may be back for spring... #bikenyc— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) April 17, 2019
This has become a real ticket hotspot.
Also, be aware that there's resurfacing work going on in Central Park on the northern end of the East Drive:
There are also a lot of tourists, though the turn the weather is taking will no doubt thin them out somewhat.
The Five Boro Bike Tour is coming up, and Bicycling takes an in-depth look:
Of note is that in the future the ride could take in more of the Bronx:
The route won’t change significantly this year, Orcutt said, but Bike New York does have its eye on future expansions.
“We’d like to extend the mileage in future years,” he said. “There is a desire to show off more of the Bronx”—currently the borough with the route’s shortest segment.
It's about time, because this is ridiculous:
Basically the ride peeks in and then does an immediate about-face like the Bronx is an occupied bathroom stall.
Moving on, you can never underestimate how many people treat driving in the city like a safari where they get to harass the local fauna:
Had the most bizarre harassment while #bikenyc tonight. I'm waiting at the light on St Mark's/2 Ave. It's an unusually long light. White SUV NJ:J98HPM rolls up next to me.— Bike Commuting NYC (@driversofnyc) April 17, 2019
Me: What are you doing?
D: I was going to ask you something, why you got to be a bitch?@HowsMyDrivingNY pic.twitter.com/bmrmLV4PiN
And it's basically open season on you, because what are you going to do? Tell the police?
Dear reader, for anyone wondering why crime victims don’t report crime to the cops, hear my tale of getting hit by a $90,000 car whose driver then fled the scene. (Sorry for the long threads, but the hit-and-run driver was probably a cop, so I'm documenting the details here.)— Shayana Kadidal (@ShayanaKadidal) April 17, 2019
Here’s the first photo (now contrast enhanced) I took after the accident. Look at what’s behind the Range Rover’s windshield: a police parking placard. The driver who hit me—and fled the scene--was a cop. pic.twitter.com/NDOv4J51Bg— Shayana Kadidal (@ShayanaKadidal) April 17, 2019
This is why we're a long way from Vision Zero:
Brooklyn - Bicyclist fatally struck by truck at 17 Ave & 47 Street. pic.twitter.com/ZPpAeSxuhM— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) April 17, 2019
A very, very long way:
Meanwhile we're having interminable debates about bike corrals:
Tragic and absurd.