November 26th, 2018: Welcome Back!

Be prepared for possible heavy rains today:

Monday Weather

Monday Rain, mainly after 10am. The rain could be heavy at times. Areas of fog after 2pm. High near 53. East wind 7 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Monday Night Rain, mainly before 2am. The rain could be heavy at times. Areas of fog before 10pm. Low around 41. Breezy, with an east wind 13 to 21 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunrise: 6:55am

Sunset: 4:31pm

Was the recent cold snap a shock to your system?  If so, swing by Corey Johnson's FREE Winter Cycling Course:

And if that's not enough to get you through the winter then you can always bask in the warm glow of how much money you're saving:

That's two free workshops in one day!

Look how much you've saved already.

Not only that, but time is also money, and you'll save tons of that too by not getting caught in traffic jams like this:

Stretch SUVs are dangerous enough; this one has been stretched horizontally and vertically.

It had also been fitted with some kind of party tent:

Party Tent

Not where you want to be when you get rear-ended by a tractor trailer.

Moving on, Black Friday may be over, but you can still save $50 on a Citi Bike Annual Membership:

Keeping a tally?  That's two free classes and fifty bucks.

And the Times looks at the Williamsburg Bridge in the face of the L train shutdown:

Cycling on the bridge’s two-way bike path — already the city’s busiest bicycle bridge crossing with 7,300 trips per day — is expected to double, or even triple.

Brandon Francis, 21, a college student who lives in Williamsburg, is not waiting. He has already traded in his L commute for cycling across the bridge. “I’m trying to prepare,” he said. “It’s going to get a lot more crowded.”

Now you know whose wheel to follow.

There's "no room" on the bridge for a bus lane or more bikes though:

There is no room on the bridge itself for dedicated bus lanes or a bigger bike path. So city transportation officials are squeezing in new bus and protected bike lanes on surrounding streets in Brooklyn and Manhattan to keep traffic flowing on and off the bridge. They recently opened a new two-way protected bike lane along Delancey Street on the Lower East Side.

Though there would be if they banned private cars.

The can't-do spirit also extends to the too-narrow entryway:

Opening the barrier may look like a relatively simple job of removing hunks of concrete, but the structure extends deep into the ground and modifying it will be a complex undertaking, said the director of the Department of Transportation's Bicycle and Greenway programs.

"It's a security feature that stems very far into the ground. You can't just cut it because it would comprise the entire structure," said Ted Wright at the Thursday news conference.

Well okay then.

Finally, NY1 covered the anti-bike lane protest in Sunnyside and Queens Streets For Parking All is beaming:

Though I'm just here for the signs:

Bad Bikers

Isn't that true of everything?  Bad fish is dangerous too but I don't see them protesting in front of restaurants with lousy letter grades.

Bikers Obey Traffic Laws

Then there's the unintentional near-endorsement:

Fixed that one for you:


And finally, your opinion only counts if you live in the neighborhood and never, ever leave:


So why do they even need their cars then?