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.
Hopefully you managed to stay upright:
This wind is no joke! Legitimately felt like I was going to tip over as I was approaching Broadway, and I was glad to have a bit of space, even in an unprotected #bikenyc lane, to collect and brace myself before continuing forward. pic.twitter.com/abzd7UsrQ0— Bike Commuting NYC (@driversofnyc) February 25, 2019
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:
The race for NYC's Public Advocate could be decided by a handful of votes. Here's our last minute preview into the special election. https://t.co/2o0taJnrYx— WNYC 🎙 (@WNYC) February 25, 2019
And next week there's a rally for bike lanes, bus lanes, and other things that upset Arthur "We Have A Yuba" Schwartz:
....We're BAAAACCKKK #BikeTrain #PeopleWay #LTrainSlowDown #BikeNYC @TransAlt— Chelsea Skye (@pekochel) February 25, 2019
Ride & Rally Across the 13th Street Bike Lane
Thu March 7 @ 5:30pm
Start: 1st Ave & E 13th St
RSVP HERE: 🚲🚃🚲🚃https://t.co/iy1UdOZHKl
Photo cred: @luc_nadal pic.twitter.com/wiIKaoiGbQ
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.https://t.co/YrIGKqobRA— San Francisco Chronicle (@sfchronicle) February 16, 2019
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:
The bike-to-subway transfer at its easiest (spotted at the W. 4th Street station) pic.twitter.com/47GHL8EjhD— Michael Scotto (@mikescotto) February 24, 2019
Of course not everybody's amused:
And now we will have bikes littered across the city like discarded soda cans. I understand the benefits but just seems unorganized and reinforces laziness. One stupid subway rider will toss onto the tracks in this scenario causing a derailment.— Eric (@Eric11714) February 24, 2019
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:
We did it! #SleepyHollowNY has abandoned the absurd proposal to ban parking bikes.— Bike Tarrytown (@BikeTarrytown) February 22, 2019
Talked w/ the Mayor about @NACTO's "Guidelines for the Regulation and Management of Shared Active Transportation" (https://t.co/UywE7AXt4t).
Sent email to Mayor & Trustees today... 1/x pic.twitter.com/BS4fRHhSNj
And Portland, Maine only got one (1) response to its recent request for proposals for a dockless bike program:
Portland’s bike-share request gets only one response: Jump wants to put up to 500 shared electric bicycles on city streets this year. https://t.co/V0JEafTxi8— Morning Sentinel (@OnlineSentinel) February 23, 2019
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.