Thursday Sunny and cold, with a high near 17. Wind chill values between -5 and -15. West wind around 14 mph.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Wind chill values between zero and 5. West wind 8 to 14 mph.
Your morning commute, however you choose to make it, will be in the single digits. Here's more:
And how about that squall yesterday?
That was fun.
Night work will take place on the Brooklyn Bridge through February, though bike access shouldn't be affected:
#BrooklynBridge will undergo walkway maintenance during the month of February on Tuesday & Thursday nights, 11PM-5AM. A portion of the walkway will be closed. Access to #BikeNYC & pedestrians will be maintained. pic.twitter.com/9SCfUBLzKW— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) January 30, 2019
The dead of night in February is pretty much the only time you'd want to attempt riding over the Brooklyn Bridge anyway.
In bike share news, Murray Hill now has the largest Citi Bike dock "in NYC history":
With the recent addition of 30 docks at East 35th Street and the East River, the station now has a record 79 docks. https://t.co/0miJM6TUul— Gramercy Patch (@GramercyPatch) January 30, 2019
Workers recently beefed up the East 35th Street and East River station with an addition 30 docks, putting the total number of docks in the area at 79. The station is conveniently located next to one of the busiest NYC Ferry terminals, making it a great connection point for the two services.
"We're thrilled to be moving ahead on our infill plan and beefing up service in Citi Bike's busiest areas -- including installing the biggest station to date," Citi Bike spokesperson Julie Wood said in a statement. "This new, 79-dock superstation will improve bike share access for both everyday commuters and visitors on Manhattan's East Side."
What a waste, they could have fit parking for at least three (3) cars there.
And in gossip news, globetrotting bike advocate Mikael Colville-Andersen was soundly ratioed after this tweet:
It appears that all these able-bodied people who bang on ad naseum about e-scooters and e-bikes don't give a fuck about public health or safety and prefer just to announce to the world that they are lazy af. Lazy af people should promptly unfollow me. Life is too short (yours)— Mikael Colville-Andersen (@colvilleandersn) January 28, 2019
This is not the first time he's made his feeling on ebikes known:
Beyond the city limits, Westchester buses are all getting bike racks:
All of #Westchester County's buses will have bike racks on them by the end of this summer!— Bike Tarrytown (@BikeTarrytown) January 30, 2019
Many thanks to @GeorgeLatimerCE & @BeeLineBus unit in @westchestergov's Transportation Department.
/cc @TomZambito @TransitCenter @TheHudsonIndy @theriverjournal pic.twitter.com/CEOGsWphZ2
Presumably we won't see bike racks on New York City buses anytime soon as it's virtually impossible to imagine a scenario in which a bus would more more quickly than a bicycle.
If anything we should equip all the bus stops with bike share docks.
And finally, the Seattle Police Department has made a high budget PSA telling drivers not to park in bike lanes:
Cute. Here's how we do it in New York:
Seen yesterday on 44th & 9th.— Mariya Abedi (@msabedi) January 21, 2019
What’s wrong with this photo?
A) NYPD parked in the bike lane
B) Blocked fire hydrant
C) Biker riding the wrong way
D) All of the above @placardabuse @errollouis pic.twitter.com/UR4SahkuyG
That's called "teamwork."