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“On Monday morning, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed Joseph Chiam, a 72-year-old man, on his bicycle near 8th Avenue and West 45th Street. The cyclist was left for dead on the asphalt. Police have identified the driver but have yet to report their arrest. Everyone at Transportation Alternatives has Mr. Chiam’s family and friends in our thoughts. Despite a frigid start to the year, Mr. Chiam… Read more
Posted 1 week 3 days ago
Here you go, another springlike February day for your cycling pleasure: Tuesday Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 60. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low… Read more
Posted 1 week 4 days ago
Bike Snob's ForecastFebruary 4th, 2019: Salt Encrusted
Last week's polar vortex now seems like a bad dream: Monday Sunny, with a high near 51. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Monday Night A 30 percent chance of showers after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 39. Light south wind. Sunrise: 7:03am… Read more
Posted 1 week 6 days ago
Still cold, but warmer than yesterday: Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values between zero and 10. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Friday Night Mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 20. Wind… Read more
Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago
Bike Snob's ForecastJanuary 31st, 2019: Arctic Blast
This is it, the Arctic Blast is upon us: 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… Read more
Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago
Clear this morning, but by this evening you could get blown off your bike: Wednesday Scattered snow showers after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 31. Wind chill values between 5 and 15. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 23 mph, with gusts as… Read more
Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago
Hopefully you enjoyed your ride yesterday because here comes the nasty weather: Tuesday A slight chance of snow before 9am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. Southeast wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of… Read more
Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago
A crisp, clear commuting day today: Monday Sunny, with a high near 35. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. North wind 7 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. East wind around 7 mph. Sunrise: 7:… Read more
Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago
Statement of Transportation Alternatives Interim Director Ellen McDermott in response to reports (1, 2) that the planned (and partially-implemented) 14th Street busway will not be preserved now that the Canarsie Tunnel rehabilitation project will not require a full 15-month L Train shutdown: "Although the plan for a bus-only 14th Street was conceived in coordination with a full 15-month L Train… Read more
Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago
The rain departs and the cold returns: Friday Mostly sunny, with a steady temperature around 34. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. West wind 10 to 16 mph. Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 19. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. West… Read more
Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago