Friday A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Wind chill values between 20 and 30 early. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. West wind 13 to 16 mph.
The weekend, however, looks very promising (mostly):
And the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...
Remember when it was spring last week? Those were the days. Now that we're frosty again, we're recommending Black Chocolate Stout for this weekend. Rich, bold, and you guessed it, packed with chocolate flavor, it's the best companion for cold, snowy weather. Especially when you thought that cold, snowy weather was behind you. Ride safe, though-- at 10%, this is one for the end of the ride.
Best of all, for a nutritious breakfast you can also pour it over your Cocoa Puffs.*
*[Disclaimer: Do not pour Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout over your Cocoa Puffs.]
After a warm day yesterday you should be able to move about more freely today, and here's the view of Queens Plaza last night from the Bike Forecast chopper:
Yesterday the DOT was still at work clearing snow:
Though the storm ❄️ has passed, our crews continue to monitor conditions on the East River Bridges and maintain clear pedestrian 🚶& #bikenyc 🚲 paths.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) March 8, 2018
📷 A crew on the #ManhattanBridge clearing the bike path for cyclists. pic.twitter.com/p1zn7csFQC
Though as always riders found some paths were clearer than others:
Pleased to find all "my" separated #bikenyc lanes cleared this morning. (Chrystie, 6th & 8th Aves.)— Steve O'Neill (@eveostay) March 8, 2018
Except for the 2-3 blocks immediately south of Queensboro, 2 Ave #bikenyc has mostly been plowed and salted. Intersections can be messy though, maybe from cross street plows. pic.twitter.com/wtSctIs8Gg— Bike Commuting NYC (@driversofnyc) March 8, 2018
And while we ultimately didn't get quite as much as we expected, Citi Bike trips on the day of the storm exceeded expectations:
Meanwhile, Polly Trottenberg has announced that a redesigned 9th Street will include protected bike lanes:
Commissioner Trottenberg took a moment during today’s @NYCCouncil budget hearing to acknowledge this week's tragic crash in Park Slope and share that DOT is analyzing and redesigning the 9th St corridor, including protected #bikenyc lanes and other pedestrian safety improvements. pic.twitter.com/BJWTgxrJjk— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) March 8, 2018
This is a welcome development, but not the way you want it to happen.
Next we need to start acting on some of this data:
To follow up on yesterday's repeat red light violation analysis, here is some more horrifying data from the same source regarding drivers repeatedly speeding in school zones. #VisionZero pic.twitter.com/5xsZ2mBr3l— Will (@wjfarr) March 8, 2018
Given how readily accessible this information is it makes you wonder what the city has been focussing on until now.
Successful motorized #EBike enforcement initiative today!— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) January 31, 2018
Businesses will continue to be summonsed & their illegal motorized bikes will be confiscated. #VisionZero #UpperEastSide #UES pic.twitter.com/LSGJFtjyDn
Come out on Monday to tell them it's time to recalibrate their priorities:
A horrific crash took the lives of two children in New York City this week. People across the five boroughs are outraged.— TransAlt (@transalt) March 8, 2018
On Monday, we're marching to demand an end to the carnage on our streets. Will you march with us?https://t.co/CezNGVgVbx pic.twitter.com/rfKotlp07m
Finally, on Saturday you can watch people race bikes around Grant's Tomb:
And on Sunday you can rally for a Bike Messenger's Union at Union Square:
That ought to keep you busy.