Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

November 26th, 2019: The More Mayors The Merrier!

Get a load of this weather we've got coming our way:

Tuesday Weather

Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 61. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

Tuesday Night Increasing clouds, with a low around 47. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunrise 6:55am

Sunset 4:31pm

Go ahead, start your Thanksgiving break early, you deserve it.

Here's where the DOT will be milling and paving this week:

And the 19th Precinct continues to keep the bike lanes clear:

Though invariably more vehicles return like it's a great big three-dimensional game of Candy Crush.*

There's plenty of ticketing going on this week, including on St. Nicholas Ave., which is a perennial hotspot:

And the new Columbus Circle bike lanes seem to have been commandeered:

You can expect to find Citi Bike station deactivations and street reconfigurations in advance of the Thanksgiving Day Parade:

But the big news is that the City Council will introduce bills to create both a Bike Mayor and a Pedestrian Mayor:

Here's more from Streetsblog:

On Tuesday at City Hall, Council Members Carlina Rivera and Ydanis Rodriguez, both of Manhattan, will introduce a package of legislation to create two new agencies: an Office of Active Transportation, and an Office of Pedestrians.

“Pedestrians and cyclists [are the] two most vulnerable road users,” Transportation Alternatives said in a statement in support of the paired legislation. “These bills will ensure that not only safety improvements are implemented, but also ensure that all projects are done using best practices. They will also serve as a liaison between residents and agencies for issues affecting pedestrians, cyclists and other active transportation users.”

No word yet on whether either position comes with a city-issued Prius.

No word yet on how the current "Bike Mayor" feels about any of this:

In fact, Mayor de Blasio has resisted the call to create a bike mayor position. A City Hall spokesman once famously said de Blasio was “already the bike mayor.”

Though across the river in Jersey City, the mayor may indeed actually qualify as the Bike Mayor:

This should be every mayor's approach to every bike lane naysayer everywhere.

*I've never actually played Candy Crush but that's my understanding.