June 17th, 2019: Too Good To Be True?

It may rain on you today or it may not, but it's always best to be prepared for the worst:

Monday Weather

Monday A slight chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunrise 5:24am

Sunset 8:30pm

If you commute on the Hudson River Greenway there's a detour now in effect:

Hudson River Greenway esplanade closed to cyclists from 72nd to 83rd - red line is now the only path from r/NYCbike

Sounds like it's working out great:

And if you live in Brooklyn you can join a family ride on the new 4th Ave. bike lane this morning:

Meanwhile, you may have found yourself rubbing your eyes in disbelief after seeing the 19th Precinct's tweets last week:

And for a brief moment you may even have allowed yourself to dream of a city in which the entire police force adopts this attitude and works together to secure our bicycle network, so that drivers don't feel perfectly comfortable doing this:

Sadly, we've got a long way to go:

Brooklyn resident Shmuli Evers, 36, says he was commuting to Midtown at around 8:00 a.m. on Friday when he noticed the driver of a red Ford Fusion veering between lanes along Dekalb Avenue, and coming dangerously close to the painted bike lane. After Evers asked to be given more space, the driver exited the car, claiming, "I wasn't even fucking near you."

That's when Evers said he smelled alcohol on the driver's breath. Video taken by the cyclist shows him questioning whether the man had been drinking, to which he responds: "Don't worry about what the fuck I do," before getting back in his car.

Yeah, it's really, really hard not to worry.