Friday A 40 percent chance of showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Northwest wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind 10 to 17 mph.
Better yet, it will hang around all weekend:
Look at that, right on time for the first day of summer.
So heed the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast and pair all that sunshine with a...
...Bel Air Sour!
With the first official weekend of Summer looking bright and sunny, we’re recommending the tart and tropical Brooklyn Bel Air Sour. Take it to the beach or trail, snag it for around a firepit, or just enjoy it wherever you can bask in the glory of summer.
Starting next week, there will be partial closures on the Queensboro Bridge bike and pedestrian path:
#QueensboroBridge work will require partial pedestrian & bicycle path closure 6/24-6/28, 9AM-3PM. Pedestrians & #BikeNYC are advised to proceed with caution. Cyclists may be required to dismount as they approach the work zone. pic.twitter.com/8NFKzNN2lW— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 20, 2019
It's almost like the bridge needs another bike path.
And due to that weird annual electric car thing there will be bike route detours in Red Hook, Brooklyn:
#BikeNYC using Imlay St in #RedHook will be detoured for @FIAFormulaE:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 20, 2019
6/25-7/11 & 7/15-7/19: Cyclists use Imlay St path from Bowne to Verona Sts & roadway from Verona to Pioneer Sts
7/12-7/14: Cyclists detoured via Commerce St to Van Brunt St & then Sullivan St to Conover St pic.twitter.com/gdqd0I9alR
Also, here's something to put in your calendear:
NYC now has over 800,000 people regularly riding a bicycle, so how can we rethink the relationship between bikes, cars, and pedestrians? Join the conversation on 6/27: https://t.co/ZT6hymA8pS. #CyclinginNYC #BikeNYC— Museum of the City of NY (@MuseumofCityNY) June 20, 2019
Speaking of the city's many bicycle riders, Hunter College has released a study with some data on their behavior:
For example, over half of cyclists are not only coming to a complete stop at the red light, but also waiting for it to turn green:
Frankly that's more than I expected.
Furthermore, the gender gap persists, but it's much narrower among Citi Bike users:
And of course they had to waste time counting helmets:
Another possible remedy might be to not worry about it--though you might still get a ticket, even though not wearing one is perfectly legal:
Your weekly dose of NYPD bullshit. 46 y/o man issued a summons for failure to wear a helmet VTL1238(a)5 a child between the ages of 5-14 may not be a passenger on a bike without a helmet. He was alone on a Citi bike. I will be sending my 5 year old to court to defend this one. pic.twitter.com/y3rW5k83NC— Daniel Flanzig (@NYbikelawyer) June 20, 2019
Anyway, there's lots of interesting stuff in the study, though if you ask the local news it's simply more proof of our wanton recklessness.
Meanwhile, on 2nd Ave., the forces of the 19th Precinct continue to fend off bike lane invaders:
Our officers are back out on 2nd Avenue today ensuring the new stretch of #UpperEastSide #BikeNYC lane is being used by cyclists 🚴🏾♂️ only.— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) June 20, 2019
Looking good at this hour. We will continue to monitor to ensure cyclists safety. #VisionZero pic.twitter.com/mzYntoJPHw
If only the DOT could cut them a break and build some sort of barrier. They could call the whole configuration a "protected bike lane."
Just spitballing here.
Finally, via a tipster, the long-rumoured conspiracy among the DOT, the All-Powerful Bicycle Lobby, and the personal injury attorney industry could not be more obvious:
Maisel claimed drivers turning off Avenue X onto southbound Gerritsen Avenue were blind to oncoming traffic, which was obscured by the smiling faces of attorney Ross Cellino and his partner Steve Barnes — famous for their catchy jingle and widely televised tag line, “Don’t wait, call eight!”
And in an effort to peer around the awkwardly placed ad, drivers were forced to edge into a bike lane running along Gerritsen Avenue, endangering oncoming cyclists, according to Maisel.
That's high-impact advertising.