Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

November 19th, 2019: Conspiracy!

The rain leaves us today...

Tuesday Weather

Tuesday A 20 percent chance of rain before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind around 8 mph.

Sunrise 6:47am

Sunset 4:35pm

And we should see pleasant riding weather in the days ahead:

Wednesday Thursday

The 19th Precinct continues to increase their bike lane enforcement as well as their meme usage:

On the Hudson River Greenway there is a brief detour in Washington Heights right by the remains of the Sisyphus Stones:

Hudson River Greenway

And on the other side of the island there is construction work on the Highbridge Park bike path between Edgecombe Ave. and the High Bridge:


Hopefully those are lamp posts and the path is getting new lighting.

In the meantime the Edgecombe Ave. entrance to the bike path is closed, but you can still access the path via the accessibility ramp nearby:


Speaking of the upper portion Hudson River Greenway, there is a report of an attack around W. 150th St., so be vigilant:

Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, secure bike parking is coming:

But the new Wegmans is causing considerable consternation:

Fortunately the arrangement is temporary...

...but in planning terms "temporary" is often adjacent to permanent.

Also in Brooklyn, Streetsblog looks at the drivers of the 76th Precinct in light of this weekend's fatal crash:

On the first business day after Chen’s crash, Streetsblog visited the 76th Precinct stationhouse on Union Street and found that 60 percent of Chen’s co-workers have at least one serious moving violation on their private cars and 44 percent have multiple serious violations.

It doesn't take much sleuthing to make a case for the Reckless Driver Accountability Act:

“So many lives are lost senselessly to reckless driving, the lives of pedestrians, cyclists, passengers, and drivers themselves,” Lander told Streetsblog on Sunday. “The Reckless Driver Accountability Act is designed to save some of them. We’ll never know whether Officer Chen’s life might have been saved, because we did not have it in place in time. Let’s not take any longer to lose more lives we might have saved.” In September, though, the mayor suggested that the bill was not an “urgent” priority.

Though in Bay Ridge, avid conspiracy enthusiasts are implicating a splinter group of rogue cyclists in a rash of tire slashings without any investigation at all:

Of course, to paraphrase a famous detective, once you eliminate the ridiculous, whatever remains, no matter how boring, is probably the truth:

If those cars had been parked in a bike lane though maybe they'd be onto something.