Tuesday Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. North wind around 7 mph.
But the forecast for the rest of the week should help you through:
I'll believe it when I see it.
Here's the latest on the proposed protected bike lanes in Sunnyside:
Here at QCB2 Transportation Committee. DOT arrives late & jokes about finding parking a parking spot. CB2 Chair Denise Keehan-Smith loudly says, "Well, it's a good thing there's no bike lanes yet!" Laughter ensues. This is how transit policy works in NYC, folks. #SaferSkillman— macartney (@macartney) April 9, 2018
In the meantime, here's another reminder to check the milling and paving schedule, and here's what's getting torn up in Manhattan today:
As the weather improves over the course of the week you can also count on ticket stings, and yesterday the NYPD was at it on 9th Avenue:
Or, if you prefer:
And of course spring is also bike lane-loitering season.
Actually, every season is bike lane-loitering season, but you do feel it more acutely when the weather changes. Here's someone who's just getting a coffee:
I'd love to know how he'd react if, before exiting his cab, his passenger put up a finger and said, "Wait, I'm just going to finish my coffee first."
I'll have to try that if I ever wind up in that guy's taxi.
Then there's always the errant porta-potty:
Probably got kicked out of the Container Store for trying to mingle with the Nordic Storage Baskets.
But for sheer bike lane blockage per mile nobody beats the NYPD. Between maneuvers like the Perpendicular Cushman:
And the classic Lunch Break:
Our bike lane network is their break room.
JUMP also operates its e-bike network in Washington D.C., and plans to launch in Sacramento and Providence, Rhode Island later this year. Through its software and hardware offerings, it operates via third-parties, like cities, campuses and corporations, in 40 markets including Portland, New Orleans and Atlanta. JUMP is also interested in deploying its bikes in Europe, where it hopes to be by spring of 2019. JUMP has also applied for a permit to operate in New York, which recently legalized electric, pedal-assist bikes.
As long as the bikes aren't self-driving I'm fine with it.
Mostly, it seems to be focussed on establishing the crash was due to rider incompetence:
Funny how nobody seems to ask how skilled drivers are after they crash. I guess they figure passing a licensing exam once when you're a teenager qualifies as expertise.