Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

February 26th, 2019: Are Scooters Bike 2.0?

Today will be like yesterday, only without the garbage-cans-in-the-street wind:

Tuesday Weather

Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 34. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph.

Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph.

Sunrise: 6:35am

Sunset: 5:44pm

Hopefully you managed to stay upright:

But hey, the wind didn't keep the NYPD from ticketing:

In case you didn't know, there's an election today, so swing by your polling place:

And next week there's a rally for bike lanes, bus lanes, and other things that upset Arthur "We Have A Yuba" Schwartz:

Ride the Transportation Alternatives #BikeTrain across town to the first of four MTA New York City Transit L Train Slowdown town halls, where we'll demand wider sidewalks, protected bike lanes and M14 bus lanes for all!

RIDE START @ 5:30PM
1st Avenue and East 13th St, SW corner
(Next to the 13th St bike lane)

Slow-moving, group pace! Bike music & rally posters encouraged

#BikeNYC ride across town in a protected with us to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, where we'll finish with a rally and a press conference.

In shared wheeled contraption news, via Bike Portland, Lime is leaving bikes for scooters:

As it faces competition from more focused transportation rivals, Lime is cutting back on the vehicle that helped it get its start: the bicycle.

In coming weeks, Lime — once known as LimeBike — will phase out its electric bikes and replace them with electric scooters throughout the Bay Area. In cities where scooters aren’t allowed, Lime service will roll to a stop.

Indeed, Silicon Valley venture capitalists are now declaring bicycles obsolete:

“You can’t deny the technological advantages of the scooter,” said Somesh Dash, a partner at Menlo Park venture firm IVP, which helped lead a $310 million round of funding valuing Lime at $2.4 billion this month. “You get a lot more speed and durability in the scooter form factor than a normal bike.”

Hey, we had a good run.

No word on what this means for the Lime pilot programs on Staten Island and in Rockaway, as well as other programs outside of the city, but it could mean you'll be even less likely to find one waiting for you on the subway platform:

Of course not everybody's amused:

Just wait until Eric hears about cars.

Speaking of bike share, in anticipation of it creeping northward the village of Sleepy Hollow recently tried to ban bike parking, but they've now come to their senses:

And Portland, Maine only got one (1) response to its recent request for proposals for a dockless bike program:

Jump, headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, and San Francisco, was the only company that responded to the city’s request for proposals to deploy a dockless bike-share system for a one-year pilot program.

The firm wants to put hundreds of its bright red pedal-assist electric bikes into Portland by the end of April.

It's tough being the other Portland.